It's urgent to make sense of overwork

The toll of overwork is now proving worse than just stress and burnout. PHOTO: ST FILE
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I was playing tennis with a friend, an entrepreneur. During every changeover, he would sit down and get engrossed with his phone. After being made to wait three or four times, I asked him what was so urgent.

"On e-mail with my sales manager in India," he replied crisply: "I reply to every e-mail within 20 minutes of getting it."

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