No matter how smart and talented you are, there is no substitute to hard work. This is a theme that has echoed time and again in stories of each and every person that ever tasted any success. Here are a few crazy work ethics of some of the successful people in the tech world today.
Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo
Marissa Mayer is know to work extremely hard and sometimes even put in more than 130 hours a week in her work. In an interview she once mentioned that ” she managed her schedule by sleeping under her desk and being “strategic” about her showers.” People who know Marissa say that she can work “24 hours a day 7 days a week” if required. She is well known to utilize even the small 10 minute breaks that one gets waiting for a plane or going through other mundane tasks.
Jeff Bezos,CEO, Amazon
Jeff Bezos is known to be extremely hardworking since his childhood days. During the early days of Amazon, the team used to work 12-hour days seven days a week, and used to be up until 2 or 3 in the morning to get books shipped.
Indra Nooyi, CEO, Pepsi
Indira Nooyi in an interview said that she used to go to work at 7 am and rarely left before 8 pm in the night. She often carried bag full of mail home to read overnight and wished there were 35 hours in a day.
Tim Cook, CEO , Apple
Tim Cook is known to be a workaholic and starts sending emails at 4:30 in the morning. He usually is the first one to come to office and the last one to leave. He is known to hold meetings on Sunday night in order to prepare for Monday.
Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg juggles a number of things, any one of which could completely fill up anyone’s time. She is the COO of Facebook, is an extremely successful author and is one of the most staunch advocates of women leadership agenda. Sheryl is known to leave work at 5 pm in the evening to spend time with her kids but her emails continue late into the night once the kids are off to sleep.She is known to be at work at 7am.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder and Square CEO
While handling two exciting tech startups, Jack Dorsey was spending 8-10 hours a day at Square, and 8-10 hours a day at Twitter.
Howard Schultz , CEO, Starbucks
Schultz is known to work from 6 am in the morning to 7 pm in the evening and even after putting in 13 hours into his work he continues working in the night talking to his overseas employees. Schultz reads thousands of emails from his employees on Saturdays and is known to go to office even on Sundays.