By Frank Reilly

A Fable of Chance, Wealth and Legacy

Eric was a talented geek from Ohio who created financial applications that people loved. So he moved his company to Silicon Valley, created new products, and generated the kinds of wealth he never imagined having.

But after a near-death experience in a friend’s airplane during a vacation in Baja, he realized how little he had done to manage his wealth, pass it on to his wife and daughters, or use it to make the world a better place.

Through a series of Friday morning conversations with Bill, a friend and mentor, Eric says goodbye to his indecision, comes to grip with his father’s negative attitudes about “fat cats,” and gets his house in order by creating a plan for today and tomorrow.