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The Changing of the Guard

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The Changing of the Guard

Sam Howie 07 December 2017

Many of us are familiar with the Changing of the Guard, the elaborate ceremony in which soldiers outside Buckingham Palace swap places with those on the next shift. It’s a proudly British display of choreographed steps from Her Majesty's Armed Forces but is also common practice around the world at significant government buildings or state residences, and provides me with a convenient metaphor for a certain idiosyncrasy of the modern business world. As sure as night follows day, the old must always be followed by the new. For the property industry, perhaps business as a whole, this shift is happening right now. There is a changing of the guard, a passing of the torch, from one generation to another.
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