What if you protected personal time as “family time”? 31 Comments
While you’re at it, can you please stick bicycle spokes in my eyes?
Bob Cramer has taken six tech companies to successful exits, IPOs or acquisitions. Here is how he negotiates family time, from “The Secret Life of a Serial CEO” in the January 2008 issue of Inc.:
“He recounts how he recently considered taking the CEO job at a database company with big potential. But the second round of interviews spilled into a schedule family vacation, and he refused to change his plans. When he returned, he learned the company had gone with someone else. He was a little surprised and disappointed but felt he had made the right decision. After all, he was just following another of his rules: ‘Never regret doing a family thing over a business thing,’ he says.”
Some people are excellent at protecting family time, but most are terrible at protecting personal time.
How would your quality of life change if you safeguarded personal time like Bob safeguards family time, even if you’re single?
Odds and Ends: More videos from Buenos Aires – Taxis and Tango
Crossing under the “obelisco” and flying across the widest avenue in South America, 9 de Julio.
This is the famous “La Viruta” tango club in Buenos Aires. It is 4am on a Sunday night (Monday morning), and these 100s of people have to work in a few hours. God, I love cities designed for night owls!
Posted on January 2nd, 2008