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daemon13 635 days ago | link | parent

In addition to [or may be instead of] this long article, one might look at the real examples of people, who achieved exceptional results whilst working less than 8 hours per day.

One such example is Roberto Goizueta, whose work habits at the helm of Coke were vividly described in this book - Greising, David (1989). I'd Like the World to Buy a Coke: The Life and Leadership of Roberto Goizueta.

RyanMcGreal 634 days ago | link

Selected anecdotes are no replacement for empirical data.


daemon13 634 days ago | link

I wonder how the researched biography stands for selected anecdote.

Roberto Goizueta was leaving his work at 3-4 p.m. daily. He almost never stayed till 5-6 p.m. or even overtime.

He managed to achieve this feat by focusing on three things:

1. capital allocations decisions;

2. people management (he personally made any/all personnel decisions for top 100 people);

3. managing Wall Street/analysts.

Compare this with current breed of CEOs/COOs/etc.


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