How Many Wives Should A CEO Have?

May 28, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

The Economist looked at the quirkier side of CEO’s and business performance:

  • According to one expert, a male CEO with two wives is ideal. He has to pay alimony which creates an incentive for him to work hard. However three wives is a negative sign because that many divorces suggest reckless behaviour.
  • Single bosses have more volatile returns than married ones.
  • Managers who have a greater ownership in the firms they run take fewer holidays.

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Source: The Economist

Via: Freakonomics