We were young


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  • Monday, 11 Apr 2016

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Virgin’s company culture began with a group of friends who shared common passions: music, the desire to think differently, and to push rigid boundaries.

Q. Sir Richard, in your previous columns, you have often mentioned a group of youngsters who started Virgin with you. Where are they now? Do they have success stories similar to yours? — Fajewe Oluwashina, NigeriaIt’s true — that period in our lives helped to set my friends and me on interesting trajectories, shaping who we would become. It also shaped our company, which grew from its humble beginnings as a mail-order records operation into a giant with three airlines and the world’s first commercial spaceline.

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