Elon Musk. Jack Dorsey. Marissa Mayer.
How do these high-flying tech CEOs get so much done? Media profiles tally their super-clever strategies for making it work, but the Priority team asks a more basic question: are they even getting that much done?
The research paints a bleak picture. Each hour over 40 provides diminishing returns, each hour over 65 provides no additional return, and at 80 hours, even highly-trained medical residents make serious errors.
Max observes that successful CEOs have something at their disposal that most of us mere mortals lack—namely, gobs of money. But among the trite (non-wealth-related) advice on offer, Jack Dorsey provides a clue about how a two-company CEO—or Max, or Caitie, or YOU—can make it all work.
And what is that? Don’t fret, our hosts promise they’ll get to it before hour 40.
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