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Time will solve most problems

Letters to the Editor
Financial Times, 19 February 1997

Vanessa Houlder ("Ticking over efficiently", February 17) did not share with us the super-efficient paper-management technique practised by Fancisco Franco.

The Spanish dictator, after reviewing the day‚s paperwork, placed it in a folder marked "Problems which time will solve".

Every few days he transferred the contents of the first folder to a second one on the other side of his desk that was labelled "Problems that time has solved".


And another quote from the FT, 1998

"To do some idiotic job very well is not real achievement"