My Worst Mistake: Ian Black

By Beau Denton August 31, 2012

“If I’d retained 100 percent, I would have been a wealthy man at that stage of my life.” - Ian Black, Ian Black Real Estate

“I had a successful career in real estate in Northern Ireland; we’d taken our company from one office to 22 during a time of tremendous unrest. By 1982, I felt I needed a new challenge, and decided to come live in America. I retained a 25 percent interest in our company. Not long after, the biggest building [company] in the world made an offer to buy it.”

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