What role do mentors play in our society? How can we pass on learned knowledge instead of reinventing the wheel? Vern Fettke is a seasoned business owner, with a real desire to give back. He runs an award-winning financial services company in Melbourne’s west and is very involved in community initiatives. We talked about his transition from the military to corporate life, how apprenticeships and succession planning fit together, and the relationship between celebrating failure and Australian bankruptcy laws. If you’re interested in the big picture of mentorship, have a listen to see what you can take to heart from our conversation.