‘Point of Life is Not Work’: CEO Says 5 Hr Workday Better For Business, Workers
Entrepreneur Stephan Aarstol, CEO of Tower Paddle Boards, spoke with Tucker Carlson about his new book, which broaches the idea of a five-hour workday and explains why such a change could result in higher productivity.
“A shorter, condensed day will make society and businesses more productive,” Aarstol, author of ‘The Five-Hour Workday’, said on Fox and Friends.
Aarstol’s book says it will allow employees to “Live differently, unlock productivity and find happiness”.
“We were operating like a startup, but we’re a beach lifestyle company and we needed to live up to our brand more effectively,” Aarstol, who appeared as a contestant on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’, said.
He initiated a three-month pilot program, telling his employees they would work 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. during that time, with no lunch.
“You’re going to figure out how to do your job in five hours or you’ll be fired.”
“The point of life is not work,” he said.
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