07/18/21 – Virgin Galactic Flight Into Space

CURRENT EVENTS

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Flight Into Space

Sunday, July 11, 2021

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

The 80/20 Principle

By Richard Koch

I think this principle can enhance your life. In some ways, it is simple. For instance, you probably wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time or at least you wear some of your clothes a lot more than others even if it isn’t exactly 80%.

But in some ways, it is very complex. For example 20% of all books published in a year represent 80% all book sales that year. So, if you own a book store, maybe you just want to stock the 20% best sellers–wrong. It may be that 20% of your customers buy 80% of the books you sell and they like books that aren’t commonly best sellers. So, it can be complicated. 

Nevertheless, if you think about things, you can derived considerable benefit from this principle.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I found this film entertaining, which is more than I can say for many of today’s films. 

Get Smart (2008)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Angels in Heaven

By Chris Rodrigues & The Spoon Lady

ART OF THE WEEK

World Famous Chef Ronaldo 

If you have been following this blog, you already know World Famous Chef Ronaldo is an artist when it comes to cooking up exotic dishes for the wealthy and famous and that he is also a recognized artist in the art world.

Here is another artistic creation from the famous chef
 

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Sir Richard Branson

Taken March 2015

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor, author and commercial astronaut. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.

Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores—in 1972.

Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he started Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In 1997, Branson founded the Virgin Rail Group to bid for passenger rail franchises during the privatisation of British Rail.

 In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, based at Mojave Air and Space Port in California, noted for the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism.

In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for “services to entrepreneurship”. For his work in retail, music and transport (with interests in land, air, sea and space travel), his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work, he has become a prominent global figure.

In 2007, he was placed in the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list. In July 2021, Forbes listed Branson’s estimated net worth at US$5.7 billion. (Source: Wikipedia)

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

We have had so much rain around here, that this does not surprise me.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Give some thought to your purpose

SOCIAL TRAITS

So People Like Socialism/Communism And Some Don’t 

LEARNING TRAITS

Here is something worth learning

MISCELLANEOUS

Dream Big

THIS WEEK’S POLLS

Sorry, Crowdsignal did a surprise (at least to me) enhancement and I have not be able to figure out how to create a poll. I contacted them for help a few days ago and they asked for more details regarding my problem.

Results of Last Week’s Polls

Did you get the Star Trek joke about two wolves?
No  62.5%  (10 votes) 
Yes  37.5%  (6 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
 
Whose behavior was the U.S. Constitution written to restrain?
The Government  64.29%  (9 votes) 
Both  28.57%  (4 votes) 
Citizens  7.14%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 14
 
Do you believe you are a free thinker?
Yes  68.75%  (11 votes) 
Maybe  31.25%  (5 votes) 
No  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
 
Do you believe most people are free thinkers?
No  60%  (9 votes) 
Yes  20%  (3 votes) 
Maybe  20%  (3 votes) 
Total Votes: 15

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

 

 

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