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Finding my virginity : the new autobiography

New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
Physical Description:
viii, 471 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Prologue -- 1999 -- What you see is what you get -- Building a business from the back of a beer mat -- Let's get physical -- How to start a train company -- Answering Madiba's call -- "What do you call a Virgin employee with a tie? The defendant" -- The world turned upside down -- The elders -- "They're building a spaceship!" -- An Englishman in America -- The rebel billionaire -- Crossing the Channel -- Steve -- Four-play -- Holly and Sam -- The elders assemble -- Climate change -- Back on track -- Becoming a banker -- Planes and mergers -- Plain sailing -- "Somebody mentioned the word 'hurricane'" -- A lost night in Melbourne -- Shoes -- Revealing character -- Dad -- Like a rolling stone -- Necker -- Weddings -- Start-ups -- Calculated risks -- The accident -- Moving on -- Floating -- Audacious ideas -- Satellites -- Good morning, Vietnam, Good-bye, Madiba -- Brexit -- Traingate -- "We're free!" -- Grand-dude -- Epilogue.
Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, 1998's Losing My Virginity. Now he's finally publishing his second volume of memoirs, covering all of his fascinating ups and downs of the past two decades.

Fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. As he led Virgin into the new millennium, Branson expanded the brand into new categories, all while preserving its iconoclastic, scrappy spirit. Now he takes readers behind the scenes of the incredible brains, heart, and sacrifices that have gone into making private spaceflight an imminent reality.
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