The extreme loneliness of the CEO

09/17/2008 | Economist (free content), The

CEOs are powerful, but are they happy? Miserable, according to a new book based on interviews with 150 corporate chiefs. "Even if you succeed in this role, you may ultimately be forced to leave it prematurely," write authors Andrew Cave and Steve Tappin. "There is a high risk that while in the role you will have a limited life outside work and that the job will put tremendous strain on your health, happiness, and close family relationships and friendships."

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