Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The Rocket Man

Wired has a interesting article about the rise of Richard Branson and his new venture Vigin Galactic.

CREDIT: Wired/Art Streiber
Branson at Scaled Composites, home of the X Prize winning SpaceShipOne, in Mojave, California.

Britain doesn't have many high profile intrapreneurs, Branson and Dyson are the only two that really spring to mind, presumably the British attitude to money means that while they might exist they try and keep a lower profile than elsewhere. None the less, it's nice to see some positive publicity for our Richard, even though, with a personal fortune of $2.2 billion he probably doesn't really need it...