Gentlemen, Welcome to the Work-Life Balance Convo

August 15, 2014

It’s not just women who are discussing the challenge of work-life balance these days. Max Schireson announced last week that he is quitting his job as CEO of MongoDB, a database company, to spend more time with his family. In a blog post entitled, “Why I Am Leaving the Best Job I Ever Had,” he documents his conundrum — he has three kids ages 14, 12, and 9, anticipates flying more than 300,000 miles this year, and appreciates, but thinks it’s unfair, how much his wife takes on. So he is stepping down as CEO to assume the less prestigious, and less demanding, position as Vice Chairman.