Admiral Nelson compared to today’s CEOs

In July 1797 Nelson led a doomed assault on the Spanish island of Tenerife in which he was hit in the right arm by a musket ball shortly after stepping ashore. Bleeding heavily, he was taken back and his injured limb was amputated. Within 30 minutes Nelson was again issuing orders to his men. (See the full article.)

Imagine a today’s CEO who suffers a similar job-related accident. What would he or she do? Almost certainly, he or she would claim a huge compensation for the injury and give up the job forever Admiral Nelson returned to work in half an hour and did his duty. “That was a man.”