Succession planning is a recalcitrant problem for most African businesses in general and family controlled ones in particular. Based on a constructivist inquiry of selected cases drawn from Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe,this book, which is my first on this phenomemenon, presents a compelling analysis of the danger of the failure to plan which is often blamed on intergenerational incongruities. This is a must read text for both academics and business practitioners. Planning to 'let go' is like accepting one's mortality. It is as if one is buying own cemetry plot. Thus the interface between succession and business survival is dialectically at crossroads! Succession planning is not a fixed linear intergenerational transitionary process but an outcome of a messy and complicated process that is historically determined and socially constructed.