Richard Branson is Man of Mystery #1, He is one crazy, stupid and one influential bastard.
I decided to write about him because I think he is my #1 role model and I was surprised to find out that people around me actually don’t know anything about this weirdo.
Many $$$ minded thinkers always look for Billionaires as their model. They would like to know their successful strategy, mind sets, what they eat, who do they sleep with, who do they worships and etc… when come to this, the iconic billionaires figures will be , or … (personally I think these are old-school people)
Very seldom people will pick Richard Branson as the subject to be reckoned as Billionaire model..
few months ago, I read his autobiography Richard Branson: Losing His Virginity
I’m not a big fan of books. But this 600 pages of autobiography was like sucking my brain. Reading his life experiences, business and ventures is like riding a rollercoaster.. crazy and fun!
Based on countless resources, Most of the billionaires and successful entrepreneurs didn’t finish their schools or complete their university achievements. But for Richard, He had extremely poor academic results. His Maths were poor and he had reading problems during his childhood.
The biography described him as naughty, playboy, sporty, crazy and above all, ADVENTUROUS and OUTSTANDING. Personally, I think he developed his ventures boldly and 100% using his own style.. In fact, all his crazy methodologies and stupidity resulted smashing breakthroughs.
The COMMODITY of KINGS
So, when people see … , they will remember this Crazy-white-beard. In fact, literary he is everywhere.. from coke, to plane , listen radio, condom , virgin train (my current working company is providing Virgin train) to Virgin Vodka .. to bride
Why I say he has all the commodities to become a king? basically he controls the way how most of us listen, see, feels, travel, use, dream and most importantly… to think
He is the modern Alexandra the Great and Genghis Khan.
His entrepreneurship is definitely one of the most interested kind to be modeled. Back to my home, the great Tony Fernandes is Richard’s best friend and mentor. It is obviously clear that both of them are
Nuts… they have the same sickness and style… they like to make people High by flying… (FYI, Branson owns 20% of Air Asia X)
In the book ” Richard Branson: Losing His Virginity“, Branson storied about his experience in aviation business. particularly the history regarding [ British Airways dirty tricks ] <— please click and read , how he battled the state airlines, I think (without proven facts) Branson set a strong example to all armature aviation entrepreneurs to battle with the gigantic airlines.
Branson has the reputation of participating his own advertisement and media… in a more colorful way
Such as my favorite, Virgin Atlantic, he and Pamela Anderson err… his clothing , How he symbolically enter American market (tank) and his recent participating in Brawn F1 .
now, the so-called flamboyant entrepreneur / billionaire…
the guys want to be HIM…
and the girls
want to be with HIM…
What is “International Man of Mystery“? Can this title weight on par together with “The Sexiest Man Alive”, “The Most seducing Woman alive”, “The Richest Man in the world”, “The Most Influential Person of the Century” and etc..
I’m 25 years old and I was half educated from various movies. Where did the title “International Man of Mystery” come from? It is from..
Austin Powers, a fictional character which is a parody of the famous James Bond, but in a more flamboyant style.
How Austin Powers was dubbed “International Man of Mystery” by the people ?
It was during 1958, in British Intelligence Academy. Austin Power was 19 years old at that time
that morning he was “shagging” with a beautiful girl.
Only the most famous person in the academy can be the International Man of Mystery. Initially, the young Dr.Evil was nominated..
The young Dr. Evil was so evil, he was arrogant, people couldn’t stand his laughter hahaha most of the time. People threw cake to him during that day , renominated Austin Powers as International Man of Mystery!
After since, he became magnificent!
cut the crap!
That ceremony taught me a very important lesson. Austin Power doesn’t need to be extremely intelligent (Dr. Evil was the #1 academy achiever), He doesn’t need the smashing handsome look to become the sexiest man alive..
But Austin used his WILDiness + seductive body and charm enemy in a more effective way. Sometimes he manage to convince me that he is sexier than 007. His jokes are lame but it makes people LoL. He taught all the little boys out there (including me) to become the MAN they want to be and most importantly be PROUD of oneself.
IMPORTANT dogma by people who knows Austin power —>” Girls want to be with Him and Man want to be Him ! ”
Austin inspired me to look for more “Man of Mystery” out there. I decided to open a new category in FireMice, for me to write and story telling the crazy + influence people out there.
Remember! You can be one of the INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY!
Babies Boomers enjoy watching Bond because of the series of events happened back then during the cold war’s period and spying between US and Russia. Being born in the 80’s gave you no choice but to accept James Bond is a must-see movie for everyone. My dad, who doesn’t watch movies, only brought me to cinema to see Bond. To be frank, I find the chronicles of Bond were hilarious and I didn’t enjoy even one bit. Not until Casino Royale (2006).
Ian Fleming was the creator of James Bond 007. He was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. That’s why he got the entire idea of what should Bond’s chronicles be and he wrote 12 James Bond novels. I would say Ian Fleming was the main architect of Bond’s World.
Now, since Ian Fleming was the creator of James Bond. Who perfected Bond? Sean Connery is the FATHER of all the James Bonds; role model of what should the next James Bond looks like or acts. Every single James Bonds had been compared with him relatively.
Personally, I think Sean Connery put a great amount of charm into 007. His voice and the way he presented his commanding conversation inspired many.
Everyone knows this phrase by Sean Connery “My name is Bond….. James Bond…”
Slow enough to show his mysterious and powerful enough to provoke all his enemies.
And that’s why he earned the phrase
”Guys want to be HIM! and girls want to be with HIM!”
Daniel Craig earned his “license to kill” and adopted the new “007”
When Pierce Brosnan approaching 50th birthday, Bond franchise decided to replace Brosnan with younger actor. There was a lot of rumors and dispute in Bond franchise on the matters of deciding who will become the latest successor.
In the end Daniel Craig became the latest 007 since the franchise wanted a British to become the latest British super spy. At that point of time, a lot of disagrees and argument about him to become the latest 007.
Look at him when he 1st to be decided to become the 6th 007. He is not handsome, not sexy, not masculine, not fun, not charming, not famous, he’s blond etc…… no wonder there’s so much disappointment from others! (I’m one of those who disagree and I voted him out in the internet during that time. Anyway I voted Hugh Jackman to become the latest 007). What I knew was Craig was a good actor and that’s it.
Casino Royale 2006, revolutionized 007
The year 2006 put an Exclamation mark! In James Bond’s franchise history. Casino Royale the 1st Novel created by Fleming was put into movie.
This time Daniel Craig put a WOW in everyone’s expression when Casino Royale was made. He grows and there’s this wonderful aura coming out from him. A lot of physical training had been done by him and a more sophisticated new look.
Previous Bond emphasized a lot things which people like most are:
1. Bond is always SEXY and he shines among a bunch of people
2. Gadgets with sophisticated look but didn’t really put into good use.
3. Bond is a Hell of a fighter. He can do one-punch KO to everyone.
4. He got many sexyyy Bond girls. A lot and a hell of a lot of love making here and there.
5. Bond always win and he is always a superHERO and he works alone
Casino Royale threw all these elements away and adopted new ones. Which I think it revolutionized the entire Bond’s chronicles and fresh! The storyline is more dynamic, Bond is more human than before the action is real, no funkier gadgets, darker storyline, new tailored attire and the most importantly is Casino Royale developed more on Band’s behavior and inner conflict.
Everything is new for Bond, I must say that this show is some sort of DIY-British Superspy. I made some pictures from the movie and I hope you understand what I meant. A bit of comic work….
- He was a rookie at the beginning, he learned and he worked hard to confirm his 007 status
- He is rugged than his predecessors, quicker in his fight scene and of course dirtier
- Of course Casino Royale has a lot of gambling scene. It is very detail and interesting. They entire Casino flow was superb
- He was humiliated and tortured
James Bond side effect
I want to share with you all about what I think about James Bond’s side effect in the entire movie industry though out the years. It had inspired many other productions. Such as
JOHNNY ENGLISH MOVIE
Stephen Chow’s China made 007
Now, let us be prepared for the long awaited Quantum of Solace.
Have you ever thought that whenever you start your car, you are actually hurting our Mother Nature? Petrol is meant to be buried deep inside earth. Since the very first day we started to dig petrol out from earth, we generated a vast amount of excess energy in heat form and also Trillions tons of CO2 to our atmosphere. In the end, global warming becomes more severe than ever. Earth temperature increases, Ozone layer becomes thinner, less ice in North Pole and South Pole…..
Have you ever thought what kinds of things that can possibly replace petrol? My friend YeeChong once told me something that actually struck me when the other friend asked YeeChong to fetch him somewhere else. YeeChong rejected the request harshly by saying this……………..
That conversation struck me that day. It had an impact to me. As a baby engineer back then, I was so ambitious. I would like to participate in such breakthrough creations. I wish I can create an engine that is eligible to be powered by abundant resources like PEE PEE! When I hit my last year of my University, writing a thesis about the URINAL engine and do research about it was some of the proposals I wished to propose to my lecturer. Well, It didn’t happen.. But the idea was crystallized in me.
I’m proud to say that I’m a Renewable Project Engineer now. My responsibility is to research additional green energy to save mama Earth. Me, Lowkei and Alex Kuek used to have the opportunity to execute research on a type of crop called Jatropha.
Jatropha curcus is a poisonous plant belonging to the spurge family. It is not eatable due to its high toxicity. But the good thing about Jatropha Curcus is that we can actually purge the seeds and get biodiesels. Amazing? Well, if you want to know more about Jatropha please ask Alex Kuek.
Alex Kuek was on the news the other day promoting Jatropha crop. It was published in The Star newspaper. He was explaining Jatropha crops to Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.