Sir Richard Branson
Even by the standards of Mumbai, a city that lives and breathes thrills and spills, the latest performance by maverick British businessman, Sir Richard Branson, while launching his new product, was nothing short of a dare-devil stunt. A grinning Bran
son who came scaling down the walls of a city hotel, un- harnessed himself and launched into his favourite topic — his life and his take on it. “I do not have a death wish” clarified Branson, “but if life throws challenges at me I have difficulty in saying no.” He said he found India an “exciting country which, with a little more governance, could get rid of its overwhelming problem of poverty.” Branson said he was proud of his success and used it to make the world a better place. “Man’s natural instincts are to push to the limit, to achieve the impossible. I do that and I’ve become one of the better known people in the world. This I use to deal with issues of global warming and diseases in Africa,” said he. Of course he doesn’t see himself as a typical businessman but then one has to admit, with his panache and flair for hogging the limelight, he certainly isn’t a stuffed shirt with a stiff upper lip.
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