In October 2000 I recall receiving a text message on my Nokia mobile (remember them?!) from my Dad that had clearly been sent to his entire address book, saying something along the lines that he was setting up a new firm specialising solely in motoring law and to get in touch with him with any speeding enquiries. At the time, I thought this was one of his less sensible business schemes and even said to him “That’ll never take off Dad!” I also received endless flack from my friends for thinking Google was a silly fad idea so I clearly did not have the most reliable business radar back then!
My prediction that the firm would be a flop was the polar opposite of the reality that would unfold and with the benefit of hindsight, I clearly should have had more faith. However, I think I could be forgiven for not expecting to be directly involved in the business.