Exit Strategy: Pepi II and the Problems of Longevity

While some Egyptologists dispute the 94 years of Pepi II, there is no question that he reigned far longer than he should have and that it did not end well, at least for Egypt. Pharaohs, presidents, family-business owners, and CEOs alike can learn from this. Getting out when the getting is good and leaving the shop in capable hands is as critical to one’s own legacy as it is to any organization’s future.