Making everyone work 60 hours a week isn’t an option, period.
Jason Fried

I think that’s a really great culture to have, and have always been an advocate of finding a balance in every aspect of life.

It seems to me, though, that different people have different balancing points. I tend to rise relatively early, so I don’t feel that a 12 hour work day impacts my ability to maintain a balance in life. Living in London, most of my friends don’t get out of work until 7pm anyway, so working from 7am–7pm still leaves time to go to the gym, see my friends, engage in social activities in the evenings etc. So fitting in 60 hours and maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle seems feasible.

Then again, I may have lost my sense of perspective from working in private equity…

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