Of course super-rich CEOs have a great deal of latitude because no one is demanding they answer their email or participate in 6am conference calls while they try to juggle family commitments and get the kids out the door in time for school. Super-rich CEOs aren’t super-rich CEOs because they have pleasant morning routines; they have pleasant morning routines only because they’re at the pinnacle. Everyone else is scrambling to obey their unreasonable dictates while they indulge in a 30-minute massage from their private personal therapist. It’s important to get cause-and-effect the right way around.

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