Sunday 21 January 2018

Dr Joe Lynch: Historic French glass firm is worth looking into

Dr Joe Lynch

READERS may be tempted to think this column has a fondness for 'auld decency'. They're spot on. Nevertheless, it may be stretching things to be writing about a 350-year-old corporation.

However, when I explain that this company was once the pride and joy of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and that the French monarch once offered a great management insight when he declared: "Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate."

I hope readers will understand why the French glass giant St Gobain is worth exploring.

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