Ranjeev Singh Rai (affectionately known as ‘Jim’ by friends and family) was a senior partner at a leading law firm, before becoming a management consultant to a prominent Indian conglomerate, advising on its business interests in Europe. Although Jim had achieved what many would define as the pinnacle of success, he was not fulfilled, and felt that he spent too much of his time ‘living a life of maintenance’. This moment of reflection served as the catalyst for Jim to focus, apply and communicate on what he defines as the ‘more important things in life’. The product of this thought is a simple, yet profound and inspirational companion that encapsulates the knowledge and values that he feels many of us are leaving behind. Ironically, Jim’s thought-provoking book is entitled …and then you’re dead!