I'm sure everyone recognises Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Also I'm sure most people know he ran away to France after he was ousted from the bank during the October 2008 bank bailout.
Well Sir Fred is back in Scotland and doing rather well for himself. He's been hired in an advisory capacity by RMJM, the Edinburgh based firm involved in designing the Scottish Parliament building which was completed 10 times over budget and three years late.
The architects said Goodwin had been hired for his international experience.
He's not the first of the bankers involved in the crisis to take steps to reinvent himself. Andy Hornby, his counterpart at HBOS and ex-grocer, is now chief executive of the pharmacy chain Alliance Boots, which is owned by a private equity firm.
Who says failure isn't profitable?