Lord Neil Benjamin
Why Greatness Attracts Greatness
Why Greatness Attracts Greatness It is a well-known phenomenon that greatness attracts greatness and with this in mind it is not surprising that when Welsh rugby star Alex Cuthbert spent time in Dubai recently, it was spent in the company of Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson. Being a tall and imposing figure himself, it is a rare occurrence that Lord Gibson ever has to look up to anyone when in their company, but at 1.98m tall and weighing 106kg, Cuthbert is a particularly impressive man. Aged only 28, he has made 47 appearances for the Welsh Rugby team scoring 80 points, with the highlight being the two tries he scored against England in the 2013 Six Nations Championship which led to his selection for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia. Gibson and Cuthbert spent time together socializing and relaxing on the Palm Jumeirah, in the company of their respective partners, Orla Burke and Sarah Connolly, who are longstanding friends from Dublin. Cuthbert was delighted to be hosted by Neil and Orla and being an avid golfer he even madetime to fit in a round of golf at the extremely impressive Dubai Creek Golf Club. It was a welcome respite for both men in the midst of hectic schedules. Cuthbert has recently transferred from Cardiff Blues to Exeter Chiefs and it preparing for this new challenge, whilst Gibson is currently in the final stages of an extremely lucrative property deal in the Bahamas, more of which to follow shortly. With free time becoming an increasingly rare commodity, especially for men who operate on the level of Lord Gibson and Cuthbert, it is essential to spend the moments gleamed from work wisely and in the company of like-minded people who will enhance the time you spend with them. It is a lesson that Neil Gibson learned when he was younger, not to waste your time on those who do not deserve it, not to give your most valuable commodity to time-wasters who will leave you feeling emotionally drained and frustrated. This is the real reason that greatness does indeed attract greatness. Men like Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and Alex Cuthbert realize how important their time is and they instinctively recognize that trait in one another. Despite their vastly different areas of expertise, the characteristics that make both men successful overlap and the time spent in one another’s company was time enhanced. Lord Gibson and Orla are looking forward to welcoming Alex and Sarah to their upcoming wedding in Lake Como, Italy.