DAN KOCH was born into a flourishing country but grew up in the shadow of Rhodesia’s independence turmoil. Despite his deep love for his homeland, he knew he would have to start again, leaving behind his family, his friends and almost everything he knew about making a life.
Finding his way to England in the midst of one of Rhodesia’s daring military raids, he improbably finds work in Saudi Arabia, and then is finally able to move his young family to Canada, landing in a bitter prairie winter.
Despite a long and successful interlude in Canada, Koch reaches 50 and finds he isn’t happy with an easy life. He and his intrepid wife Susie decide to start again, this time in Moscow, just as that country’s economy implodes.
Can their risk pay off? My Four Corners has much to teach us about the difference between what people in business say and what they do—and how integrity and investing in others can pay off richly.