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20Jan94 UK: JACKERS JOURNAL - FABLE OF TWO WELL-KNOWN COMPANIES.

I have had a rather scurrilous morality tale sent to me from an anonymous source. The fable concerns two well-known companies - one English, one Scottish - and discretion suggests that they ought to remain anonymous.The companies decide to enter a boat race against each other. Both practise hard, but on the day the Scots win by a mile.The English losers appoint a project team to investigate what went wrong. They pinpoint the problem - the winners had eight people rowing and one steering ...

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