Power Point: Learn to live without balance

“It’s probably the case that for senior level executives, balance is no longer possible. This is very politically incorrect because we’re all supposed to have balance in our lives. I would love to have balance in my life, except that the world is a global stage. And when I’m sleeping, there’s a crisis in whatever country. I still have not figured out how not to sleep.”

— Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in an interview in The McKinsey Quarterly. Schmidt surely has more sleepless nights ahead. Today Google shares fell below $300 for the first time since October 2005. The stock was down $22 to $289–its third consecutive day of steep losses.

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