Matt Rose, chairman of Fort Worth’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, says years spent as a CEO should be measured in dog years.
“It starts with the travel,” he says. “Most CEOs are gone a lot, always up in the air. You’re going through time zones and you’re always on the run. You’re always entertaining and there is always a lot of food. You can’t always get healthier choices. I promise you this job is hard when you’re healthy. When you’re fatigued and dragging, it is doubly hard.”