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Why This CEO Chose His Family Over His Job

Max Schireson could have left his job without a detailed explanation. Instead, the outgoing CEO of software company MongoDB decided to use his story to help advance the cause of engaged fathers.

As the company announced Tuesday that Schireson would step down as CEO and take on the role of vice chairman, he published an explanatory post on his personal blog entitled, “Why I am leaving the best job I ever had.”

The short answer: Schireson, 44, truly wants to spend more time with his wife and three kids in Palo Alto, Calif. The switch to a less hectic role with MongoDB should allow him to do that.

Read more: CNBC

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