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The Morning Briefing: CEO lifestyles

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the life of a CEO.

1.) Lavish CEO pay doesn't work as intended: Study. The arms race in CEO pay doesn't help performance or retention, according to a new study.

2.) Bosses feel less stress than underlings: Report. It's good to be the king. In news that will shock no one who's ever had a boss, a new study finds that leaders are far less stressed than their minions.

3.) Doing the math on CEO pay. These days, there's ample outrage about continuously skyrocketing levels of CEO pay. Lately, though, corporate managements and boards as well as CEO pay apologists have started angling to persuade us that CEO pay isn't that badly out of whack.

4.) How much do bad bosses cost American businesses? According to a new movement, three out of every four people report that their boss is the most stressful part of their job. Bad bosses are bad for employees, bad for business and bad for our communities.

5.) MicroStrategy CEO sees a world with 5 billion smartphones and 10 billion tablets--and 5 billion PhDs. If you want an optimistic overview of mobile technology and how it will change the world around us, Michael Saylor's The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything may be a good place to start.

Bonus: Romney runs campaign like the CEO he was

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— By on September 30, 2012, 5:37 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

Contributing Editor

Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure