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Read This and Take the Rest of the Day Off

Carlos Slim's suggestion that people work three 11-hour days, like Seoul's decision to allow city employees an afternoon nap, is worth sleeping on.
Future employees of the month?
Future employees of the month?

Carlos Slim is a pretty successful guy: either the world's richest or second-richest, depending on which measure you use and how much he spent on lunch that day. So it's worth taking note when he has something to say about work and productivity.

At a conference recently in Paraguay, Slim, who controls America Movil, the largest mobile-phone operator in the Americas, pitched a radical overhaul of the 9-to-5 grind: People would work three days a week, though they would put in longer days (11 hours) and they would retire later in life (at around 70). The extra days off would give people more time to relax and invent things, Slim said.