COMMENT:

In politics as in business, timing is everything.

Three top-flight businessmen — Walmart's Greg Foran, who was yesterday confirmed as Air New Zealand's next CEO; Mercury's Fraser Whineray, who will jump ship to Fonterra; and former Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon, who has finally declared for a National Party candidacy — have each, in their own way, embraced risk this week by opting for career changes.

Each of these men could have opted for the three Bs — the bach, the Beamer and the boat — but instead are forging new careers.

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