How Jamie Dimon Starts His Morning
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon shared his morning routine, according to CNBC.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the nation's largest bank with $3.2 trillion in assets and more than 250,000 employees around the world. Mr. Dimon recently appeared on the podcast "Coffee with the Greats."
He typically gets about seven hours of sleep and wakes up at “5 [a.m.], give or take,” and then “I read tons of stuff” for an hour and a half to two hours. “I read quickly The [New York] Daily News,” and them switches to The New York Post “because everyone reads The New York Post.” “Then I read The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times,” he said.
That's not all though. He reads “tons of other stuff” as well, including “Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report and The Economist – a lot of economic stuff, analyst reports, transcripts [of speeches] and see what people say and stuff like that.”
He prefers to read the physical paper “because you tend to scan and see different stuff and it interests you and you read it. But if you do it online, you tend to push to only what you want to read and if I have time, I make myself read a bunch of stories that I wouldn’t naturally read because I want to go beyond my natural habitat.”
After he completes his reading, he exercises for about 45 minutes. “That could be aerobic, light weights, stretching, less running.” He usually doesn't eat before work, but drinks a cup of coffee. “I’m just not hungry in the morning.”
However, when Mr. Dimon wakes up naturally, he exercises and may eat around 10 AM. In that case “I may have an egg, a hard boiled egg, or something like that. But by 12 [p.m.], I’m starving. I eat at 12.”