Virgin Atlantic Airways was founded as a high-quality, value for the money airline that people love to travel and where employees love to work. The airline was established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways. The airline along with Virgin Holidays is controlled by a holding company, Virgin Atlantic Limited, which is 51% owned by the Virgin Group and 49% by Delta Air Lines. It is administratively separate from other Virgin-branded airlines. In 2012, Virgin Atlantic carried 5.4 million passengers, making it the seventh-largest UK airline in terms of passenger volume. In the year to 31 December 2013, it reported a £51 million group pre-tax loss (approximately US$87 million).

The Human. Experience – A Glimpse into Our Future

When I heard about this endeavor, I was immediately inspired.  What does the future hold for such an enterprise?  Obviously, no one knows.  But as I contemplated that thought, here are some of the ideas that came immediately to my mind of what this membership forum...
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Understanding The Work Of Others

Ours is a noble pursuit, but it's far from being original.  Before the dawn of social media, the Internet and the concept of cause-marketing began to dramatically influence how businesses supported social good, they were already doing it.  Companies have been donating...
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Humor is Human: I Hat the Yankees

I wish that I owned more baseball hats than the ones I have in my current rotation. The overall picture is not terribly dire since I have my ace, a number two starter, the bush leaguer, a setup man, and a closer. Sadly, the side used to have more depth, but its...
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Saving the world? What does that mean?

"Save the world..." what does that mean?  According to the World Economic Forum, millennial are concerned with world problems such as lack of education opportunities, global security, lack of political freedom and political instability, lack of food and water,...
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You and I Can Save The World

To the now hundreds who have listened:   So now I have very little doubt that our efforts will be successful.   I have done the math in my head and even if I am wrong by a small order of magnitude - we are still right.   This entire site, the concept, the intent and...
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Human. Patrick Shaw, Sentinel.

What does the word ‘human’ evoke? The famous physicist Albert Einstein, who was at least equal part philosopher, and my personal favorite as a philosopher, had this to say: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us, “Universe,” a part limited in time and...
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When Your Dreams Become Ours

One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes - and there are many - is "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating...
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