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Extreme Jobs: The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek

Cover Art Across the economy, there are high-earning professionals whose work has become all consuming. Do these professionals constitute a new breed? Not entirely. Highly demanding and important jobs have always been around - along with the workaholics who created them where they didn't need to exist. Yet there is a difference. No longer the pitiable drones and graspers of society, today's overachieving professionals are recast as road warriors and masters of the universe. What emerges from our two large surveys is a complex picture of the all-consuming career - rewarding in many ways, but not without danger to individuals and society. (Harvard Business Review, December 2006) (12/1/2006, Harvard Business Review Article - 12 pages)