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How Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook Balance Their Hectic Work Life

| Published on March 16, 2020

It isn’t easy to get your company to the top without a bit of resilience. When it comes to the elites of the Silicon Valley including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook and even Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, you will be surprised to know that they follow hectic schedules which includes minimum hours of sleep. Why else do you think they are where they are today?

Every one of them has a different way of vacationing amid work. Some even include fun days to the workplace to give themselves as well as their employees a break. Want to know more about their disciplined lifestyles? Let’s have a look at some of these millionaires and what they do daily.

Elon Musk’s Office Birthdays

Recently, Elon Musk spent his 48th birthday by working on ‘global logistics’. His 47th birthday was spent taking a day’s break alone, without any friends or family. Even workaholics deserve a break!

Sundar Pichai’s Empathy

As he dwells into a cutthroat industry such as the tech industry, one noticeable quality about Sundar Pichai is his empathy. In 2014, one of Google’s ex employees highlighted this fact that Pichai had offered to help him in whatever way possible from his move to Google to any new firm. Who wouldn’t love to have a boss like him?

Marissa Mayer’s 130 hours A Week

Marissa Mayer is the ex-CEO of Yahoo who recently joined Google. She apparently works 130 hours a week to complete her tasks. Is it possible? As much as it humanly doesn’t seem so, some people do go the extra mile.

Tim Cook’s Dawn before Dawn

This early bird is spearheading one of the most niche companies in the world, thanks to his sense of discipline. He wakes up by 3:45 a.m. everyday to check mails. In addition to this, he also inculcates healthy habits like exercising to get the kick to start fresh everyday. Cook believes that his work doesn’t feel like work because he enjoys it too much. Hence, his passion makes him start early and in turn helps him be more productive.

Bill Gates’ Total Recall

At one point, Bill Gates has admitted that he used to memorize the license plates of all his employees to track down what time they reached office. He had a complete ‘control-freak’ attitude. Eventually, he had to loosen up to live and let live!

Some other Silicon Valley mentors to derive inspiration from include Mark Cuban, Jack Dorsey, Larry Ellison, Sheryl Sandberg and Eric Schmidt.

Source: Business Insider India

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