Phil Schiller took a step back at Apple, now works nearly 80 hours per week

The Wall Street Journal (News+ link) with a pretty wild profile of one of Apple's most interesting and influential leaders:

People close to Schiller describe his three main hobbies as cars, Boston sports teams and Apple, where he is still known to work nearly 80 hours a week, respond to emails almost immediately and answer phone calls at any time. He is also heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors, including an institute at Boston College, his alma mater, that carries his name, the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.

If you've been a senior executive someplace for decades and your company still relies on you working 80-hour weeks, I don't know how else to say it: you fucked up. You should have figured out how to develop other leaders and delegate responsibility to them by now. And unless your unique contributions are going to make the difference in curing cancer, ending global hunger, or bringing peace to the Middle East, you're only exacerbating the problem by continuing to work around-the-clock into your mid-60s.

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