Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Global Business Leader, Updated

One of my all-time most popular posts is "Can the Global Business Leader Balance Work and Family?"

In it, I discuss Shai Agassi's brutal travel schedule, and ask whether or not it's possible to be a global business leader without sacrificing one's family in the process.

The update, of course, is that Shai has resigned from SAP, citing, among other things, a brutal travel schedule that included 4 million miles of airline travel over the past 6 years (670,000 miles per year, or about 2,700 miles per day assuming that he traveled every single day, 250 working days per year).

Whether this indicates that Shai decided that he wanted to spend at least a little more time with his family, or that he simply got impatient after SAP failed to make him Co-CEO in 2007 as he had been promised is a bit murky, but it is certainly food for thought.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Quote of the Day: Genius and Insanity

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."
--Bruce Feirstein

So what exactly does it imply when so many people call me "crazy?" Food for thought....