This must be a rhetorical question. Of course your CEO should be a philosopher. Finally, after twenty-five years, my BA in Philosophy will actually get me a job. I'm retaining the best CEO recruiter I can find out there. Hmmm? Which company most needs a CEO with my philosophical point of view? I will lead with an empowering blend of contingency, irony, and solidarity.
I always get a chuckle when I feel I am surfing the zeitgeist
(I tried and failed to find a definition or etymology of this popular phrase,
which I translate as "being at the leading edge of a trend". See zeitgeist. And see the Google Zeitgeist page. )
The Boston Globe just declared that "Early: The new late."
(Note, I am trying out furl, a bookmark
service that keeps a copy of a page in case it expires, as so many news pages
do.) Since my third child was born, I've been going to bed at the same time as
my kids (7-8pm) and getting up at 3am. I'm still getting 7+ hours of sleep, just
radically time shifted from my old days of midnight to 7am. Though it was hard
at first, I really love the quiet in the morning, and I feel more productive as
well. Glad to see I'm part of a trend. In fact I'm ahead of the trend, since
most of the early risers mentioned in the article are snoozing until 4:30 or
5:30. That's sleeping in for me.