Legacy: who delivers it and are there always benefits?

Whenever I used to hear ‘legacies’ I used to think of Victorian novels with gifts, endowments or inheritances being misplaced or misunderstood. Nowadays I do try to think of legacies as a central direct outcome or product of an enterprise – but usually ‘benefits’ sounds better.

Whenever I used to hear ‘legacies’ I used to think of Victorian novels with gifts, endowments or inheritances being misplaced or misunderstood.

Nowadays I do try to think of legacies as a central direct outcome or product of an enterprise – but usually ‘benefits’ sounds better.

So for me, that places legacies in a secondary situation on the lines of unexpected outcomes – by-products or spin-offs.

Of course legacies can be positive or negative, similar to risk with its positive opportunities and negative threats.

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