Since Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein announced his decision to work thorough cancer treatment, Fortune.com shared the stories of other executives who've had to make the difficult decision:
- Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1995 and wrote an essay about his experience. His typical workday included a hospital appointment at 7:30 a.m., then straight to work, an hour-long nap at 4 p.m., then work from home the rest of the day.
- Robert Benmosche left retirement to lead AIG out of the financial crisis in 2009 and was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010.
- Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 but did not publicly announce his diagnosis until after his first surgery in 2004.
- Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. There was no significant change in Berkshire Hathaway's stock price during the time he was in treatment, according to the Washington Post, suggesting that investors were not worried that Buffett's cancer would affect the company.
- Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. He would go into work after his morning appointments and took naps or went home early when he had to.
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