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When you’re the CEO of one of the world’s largest tech companies, vacations are not really vacations.
Rather, they end up being more like out-of-the-box think tanks, a time to read into and ponder the company’s next steps without worrying about the day-to-day things.
Or at least, that’s how Steve Jobs approached his downtime.
In a new podcast episode by Tim Ferriss, Tony Fadell, the guy who invented the iPod and helped invent the iPhone, spoke about his late CEO friend’s holiday work ethic.
Fadell explained that Jobs just could not turn his brain off, even when he was on vacation with his family, reported Business Insider:
“Steve would be on vacation, and he would be pondering where the next product, the next direction for Apple, new technologies, things he’s reading,” Fadell said.
“He used that vacation as a time to kind of expand his thinking and get outside of the Apple day-to-day.”
Fadell added that Apple employees would often hear from their boss “five or six times, depending on what he was thinking about at that time, per day” while he was away from the office:
“You loved it because you got to talk to him about all kinds of things that weren’t day-to-day, but at other times you were like, ‘Okay, Steve, you need to be on vacation,'” Fadell said.
You can listen and watch a snippet from the podcast episode here:
As if job-crashing his own vacations weren’t enough, Jobs was also known to turn up at other people’s vacations to lock in deals.
I wonder what he would think about the anti-burnout culture making waves at the moment?
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