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The Day of a CEO, Mark Hurd CEOs look like they have accomplished everything in life. With a great pay and excellent benefits, what is there not to love about being one. However, what most individuals don’t realize is how much time and energy a CEO devotes for the success of his company. Some just like the idea of being in the most top position of power. However, it is worth noting that chief executive officers hold a lot of responsibility. They are the executive officers that investors turn to for answers and that the entire employee base trust to promote the culture and vision of the organization. With such a broad scope of responsibilities, it is obvious that the day of a CEO is a busy one and all days are not the same. Drawing attention to the work of Julie Bort from Business Insider who spent a day shadowing Oracle Corporation CEO at its OpenWorld jamboree in San Francisco, we get a rare close-up of the tough work a CEO does to run a multi-billion tech company.
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Mark Hurd, 59 is the CEO of Oracle Corporation, one of the leading multinational computer technology corporations in the world. He joined the company in 2010.
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For many top business executives, time, is a valuable asset. They always want to ensure that they remain very productive by protecting their peak hours all the time. Many CEOs wake up extremely early. Mark Hurd is always up at about 4:30 in the morning. He has a busy day ahead, and so there is no time to sleep. Like any other CEO, Mark Hurd spent a majority of his day meeting with business partners, industry analysts, customers, journalists, and other high-level executives within the organization. In the case of an active project or ongoing pitch, his schedules may be busier than it would normally. Hurd met different people either in face-to-face meetings or in small groups explaining the company’s plans and strategy, answering their questions, solving problems, and issuing reassurances. This was done at a surprisingly exhausting speed. Someone had established the shortest routes between each room where Hurd was scheduled to speak. Such routes involved, cutting through a back kitchen or dashing through secret passages. Julie Bort took the 20 minutes of downtime in the afternoon schedule to actually interview Hurd and the interview mainly concentrated on how he restored the sales force to sell cloud computing with the “Class Of” program. Surprisingly, CEOs are not given any time to eat or take bio breaks. Hurd literally ran out immediately the meeting was over to get to the next one and had not eaten anything all day. Immediately he was done with the interview, Mark Hurd ran to another event; a meeting with the Oracle’s Global business Unit customers. Although the roundtable ended at nearly seven p.m.; Hurd went on to more meetings that night mostly to prepare for his next day’s schedule. Although OpenWorld is the biggest annual Oracle conference, this was a typical day for him.

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