How top executives live (Fortune, 1955)
July 20, 2012 4:16 PM Subscribe
"The executive's home today is likely to be unpretentious and relatively small--perhaps seven rooms and two and a half baths.
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(Servants are hard to come by and many a vice president's wife gets along with part-time help. So many have done so for so long, in fact, that they no longer complain much about it.)"
Fortune re-prints an article about the lives of American executives in 1955. Maybe new trends we've been observing aren't so new:
"The successful American executive, for example, gets up early--about 7:00 A.M.--eats a large breakfast, and rushes to his office by train or auto. It is not unusual for him, after spending from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. in his office, to hurry home, eat dinner, and crawl into bed with a briefcase full of homework. He is constantly pressed for time, and a great deal of the time he spends in his office is extraneous to his business."