Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke tweeted, “I need 8ish hours of sleep a night. Same with everybody else, whether we admit it or not.” This sums up his work-life balance philosopy.
He founded and built Shopify, a $48 billion company with a strong sense of priorities. Yes, he says his job is incredible, but he values family and health highly.
This is reflected in his actions which brings him home every night by 5:30 p.m. and puts weekend work travel off-limits. Perhaps it’s his Canadian roots that has helped him achieve a balance that Silicon Valley workers can only dream of, but whatever the reason, it is working for him.
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