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Speaking after the Chief Minister, RBS International's Mr McLaughlin recounted an anecdote about the oak-beamed roof of the Great Hall in New College in Oxford.

He reflected on how those who built the hall in 1379 had had the foresight to ask a forester to plant a new oak wood in case the beams had to be replaced in the future.

It was not until 1918 that beetle rot was discovered and the replacement beams were needed.

"That's called long term thinking and playing a long game," Mr McLaughlin said.

RBS is famous for long term thinking.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Sep 16th, 2018 at 05:41:52 PM EST
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