After WNYC's "Clock Your Sleep" project, four CEOs launched an experiment to encourage their employees to rest more during the day, get better sleep, and stay away from email after work. Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio, Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, Herb Scannell, President of BBC Worldwide America, and MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO at Forest City Ratner Companies, check in on what they learned and what permanent changes might work for them.
Michael D. D. White from Brooklyn Heights:
How ironic can you get? MaryAnne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner is on a segment about how people can get more sleep? After Forest City Ratner abuses its "Atlantic Yards" welcome and rights to construct and drive piles, doing construction in the middle of the night, and keeps on extraordinarily harsh and bright lights that disturb the neighbors?
Furthermore, wouldn't we all sleep better at night if we could rest assured that Forest City Ratner wasn't colluding with our elected officials to take our home via eminent domain under pretext of "blight? Not to mention robbing the public fisc blind with monopolistic theft of subsidies.
Maybe MaryAnne Gilmartin isn't supposed to be getting a good nights' sleep. There are some things, Atlantic Yards being one of them, about which people are supposed to have the kind of guilty consciousness that keeps you awake at night.
If Ariana Huffington started actually paying the unpaid contributors to Huffington Post who made very rich, and plagiarizing the work of others (yes, there was a court case) she would doubtless give lots of writers better nights' sleep.