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Like a Virgin? - August 25th

Meeting Agenda:

  • Start of school/administrative stuff

  • E-Bash Plan

  • Badgerloop

  • Construction Club

  • Train Summer T Shirts

  • Racine Visit




Bloomberg Opinion



Smart Cities Dive

CAL Matters


Questionable News:




Like a Virgin - How did the founder of a student magazine become the train, airline, Hyperloop, and space mogul we hear about today

There is something about transportation and empire building. Frequently we hear about Elon Musk (Tesla/Space X), Jeff Bezos (Prime Air, Drones), and even Donald Trump (Trump Shuttle [Airline]) attempting to add to transportation to the empires. There is something that attracts these individuals to start up their ventures and then move into transportation.

Some are extremely successful (thinking Space X here), and some fail miserably (Trump Shuttle), but there is one entrepreneur who is not a household name in the US, but his company is. In fact, what once started out as a simple student magazine in the 1960s turned into one of the largest global conglomerates in the world. Such companies that we are talking about include:

However, is this Virgin empire crumbling? That is a question that is being asked as Virgin Atlantic Airways goes into bankruptcy in England (called receivership) early next month. However, if there is one thing Richard Branson is known is being the true entrepreneur. He will take a failure and turn into a unrivaled success. So this is going to be interesting to watch, as well as another interesting chapter of Richard Branson's "Losing My Virginity".

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