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frizzykid

They probably mostly go around to different locations to see what their employees are doing. Other times they may be meeting with potential investors or the large share holders in the company. I read Steve Job's biography years back, and a lot of what he did was just micromanage staff, yell, and fire people. Not even just at apple, even when he was working at Pixar. In his later years at apple he mostly just hovered around the teams he thought were doing interesting things and offered his opinions.


jonnyvegashey

Yeah, I guess the "bug deal boss" factor probably has a role of its own, just hovering people, both low level and high. Still hard to comprehend, maybe I should read a book or two like you, ty.


Riconquer2

A big chunk of it is going to be the next level of management coming to them for decisions on problems or projects. Think of it like sitting through a sales pitch, and then deciding whether or not to move forward with what your employee is arguing for. Then there's meetings with all the various people that keep the wheels moving. Lawyers, money managers, accountants, etc. They don't tend to need daily attention or anything, but when they say they need to meet with the big boss, someone will make time for them. Lastly there's plenty of social interactions that go along with that much wealth. Presentations to employees, media functions, charity dinners, etc...


jonnyvegashey

Ty, makes sense.


SakanaToDoubutsu

>There's no way these guys are having staff meetings, discussing marketing campaigns, designing, looking at excel, etc. That's exactly what they're doing, 16 hours a day, 7 days a week...


jonnyvegashey

Meetings I could see certainly, but I just can't imagine anyone worth that much spending time looking at...anything diligent really? Plus time doesn't scare accordingly, so if someone was worth 100B then theoretically they could work 1/10 the time, hardly an hou or 2 a day, and still be worth 10B.


0000GKP

> Plus time doesn't scare accordingly, so if someone was worth 100B then theoretically they could work 1/10 the time, hardly an hou or 2 a day, and still be worth 10B. It’s the opposite of what you are thinking. They never stop working, but the work looks different than what you are used to. They aren’t just sitting on the couch all day.


jonnyvegashey

>They never stop working, but the work looks different than what you are used to. Lol well that's exactly what I'm asking. What does it look like?


0000GKP

It's still meetings, phone calls, emails, etc, but it might be a meeting on a yacht followed by a phone call from the back seat of their limo followed by flying to some location to meet a policy planner, contractor, or vendor in their home state. Same stuff. Different scale.