Google Founders Talk About Ending the 40-Hour Work Week

Posted on 2014/07/09 in Business, Google+

"Page, currently Google's CEO, discussed the need for business leaders to maintain a 20-year vision instead of a 4-year vision and revealed the criticism he got from Steve Jobs ("You guys are doing too much stuff.") He also tackled a couple hot-button issues, including his belief that society doesn't actually need everyone to work full-time anymore."

Page said: "If you really think about the things that you need to make yourself happy—housing, security, opportunities for your kids—anthropologists have been identifying these things. It's not that hard for us to provide those things. The amount of resources we need to do that, the amount of work that actually needs to go into that is pretty small. I'm guessing less than 1% at the moment. So the idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people's needs is just not true."

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Google Founders Talk About Ending the 40-Hour Work Week
It’s not often that Google’s two founders do a joint interview, so when they do it’s worth paying attention.

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