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Description: Canadian Patrick Pichette, Google’s CFO since 2008, announced his retirement from the huge company last week. At only 52, this can be considered an early retirement and he intends to do more traveling. The decision was spurred by a question his wife asked him as they stood on top of Mount Kilimanjaro last fall.

Source: Globe and Mail.com

Date:  March 11, 2015, updated March 13, 2015

Link:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/googles-canadian-cfo-ready-to-embark-on-an-early-retirement/article23412646/

Discussion Points:

1) What do  you think of Mr. Pichette’s decsion to retire at 52?

2) As your university career winds down, and you think ahead to your future, what is your career plan?

3) What lessons do you see for your own life in Mr. Pichette’s career?

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