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January 17, 2005

How long did they work every day?

Dr. Hu Shi, the former president of (National) Peking University, got up at seven every day, but stayed up to two for reading and writing.

Napoleon I, 1769-1821 emporor of the French, usually slept six hours per day in his whole life.

The first explanation for the small number of women in high-level positions in science and engineering is the reluctance or inability of women who have children to work 80-hour weeks.

-- Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard president said at a national conference
-- By Marcella Bombardieri, accessed from The Boston Global, January 17, 2005

Posted by sunx0170 at January 17, 2005 9:59 PM | What's in your mind

Comments

Yeah, Summers is getting blasted on this. See http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gill0364/justpetehere/, scroll down to Jan 18.

(I have no idea whether cutting/pasting this link will work within comments...)

Posted by: Sno Cones at January 19, 2005 9:41 PM

Here's a permalink to the URL Sno Cones was referring to:

http://www.justpetehere.com/2005/01/another_reason.html

Posted by: Pete Gilligan at February 6, 2005 11:10 PM