I’m grateful to my very good friend, coach and mentor, Bob Battye for sharing a story last week that stopped me in my tracks and really made me think.

I belong to a business group that’s similar in it’s methodology to Property Academy but comprises people from different businesses (eg, software, pub chain, cleaning products, care homes and several others – it’s diverse) and Bob is the Chair.

All of the members are on the “back nine” (ages range from 50-70) and so we address issues such as succession and inheritance as well as the business opportunities and challenges. At our last meeting Bob asked us whether we had a “Green Box” and went on to tell this story.

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