The future of Tony Hayward was given a fresh perspective with his departure from BP.
But, what to do now to build on his impressive career?
He is not likely to sit on his laurels counting the millions he will have in the Bank.
Tony will be out there looking for the next venture and others will be trying to persuade him to lead their enterprises.
The Government is first in line. We understand Tony is on a short list for the person to organise the new health service although Teresa May wants him to take over the running of the Police.
However Iran have put an offer to Tony which he has found difficult to refuse. He is to become Chief Risk Assessment Executive for the country's nuclear programme.
Iranian President Dinner Jacket favours Tony as he is no friend of the Americans. 'We want a man with international credibility' Jacket told us 'who will be accepted when he assures everyone that Iran's nuclear programme poses no risk to the world.'