Category Archive: Business

Jul 18

July 18: Richard Branson (1950)


born. Branson is the founder of the Virgin Group, which notably includes Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, and 400 other companies. As of 2012, according to Forbes, Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion. He was knighted in 2000. Although his business strategy has been …

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Jul 05

July 5: Samuel Bailey (1791)

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It was on this date, July 5, 1791, that the English philosopher and philanthropist Samuel Bailey was born. He was educated first by his maternal grandfather and then at the Moravian school of Fulneck. He visited America to establish commercial connections, but became distracted by literary pursuits. Back in England he acquired a fortune as …

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Jul 28

Quick Comment: Political Chicken

So now Chick-fil-A has become politicized. If you “Eat Mor Chikin,” as the cows advise, you are homophobic and oppose gay marriage, like Chick-fil-A’s president and CEO Dan Cathy – which sounds like a hermaphrodite name. Naturally, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are rising to the defense of Chick-fil-A because, as everybody knows, the Christian …

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