There is a story, quoted in James E Hughes “Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family” that I like.
Marshall Lyautey, was one of Napoleon’s greatest generals. General Lyautey was famous for having the most beautiful gardens in France. One day as he and his head gardener were looking over the estate and the great trees planted there from all over the world, Lyautey said to the gardener “I see no Copper Beech tree.”
The gardener replied “Mon General, it takes over 150 years to grow a Copper Beech tree.”
The Generals response was immediate “Then we have no time to waste, we must plant today.”
I can think of no more appropriate attitude for people interested in long term family wealth and so the logo of this blog – the Copper Beech tree.