Life is short, and moments are gone even before you know it and get etched in memory. Richard V. Battle’s son, John, was born when he was fortyfive years old. Like every father, Richard wished to give his son a life full of possibilities and opportunities and the future he deserved. “I was concerned about living long enough to teach him the important things in life,” he says. “It was important to me for him to benefit from the lessons I had learned, without making the mistakes I had made,” recounts Battle, a father, loss survivor, veteran business building expert and award-winning author of six books including his latest one Conquering Life’s Course: Common Sense in Chaotic Times.