Daily Archives: December 6, 2010

John Gapper

Jeffrey Kindler deserves points for honesty in declaring that he is departing  as chairman and chief executive of Pfizer because he is exhausted after four and a half years in the job.

It is an improvement on the usual euphemism of departing chief executives who have failed to deliver what they promised – that they want to spend more time with their families. In this case, Mr Kindler is admitting that he needs to spend more time at home.