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Jordan Searle, President Of Ecco Shoes Canada, Commutes for 40 minutes everyday

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2:30 p.m. Sometimes I’ll do market visits to our store, to see how employees are being trained, to chat with managers and store associates. I like to see what’s happening from a commercial perspective, in the places where we’re operating. I go to our Yorkdale store quite a lot because it’s our flagship.

5:30 p.m. I drive home because I live in Toronto—the commute is about 40 minutes.

6:15 p.m. I have two children, one is two and we also have a 12-week-old, so everyone kind of fends for themself. (Sleep has become a huge thing of value in our household right now.) Usually my wife is already eating when I get home, so I spend some time with the kids, help her put them to bed.

7:30 p.m. By this time, I’ve had some dinner, which is again very vegetable heavy, and then I do some gardening outside. We’ve started growing some vegetables in our backyard for the kids. Once I’m done that, I go inside and do some reading. I have a Kindle, so I usually buy books off of Amazon. Right now I’m reading this book called Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

10:00 p.m. I’m usually asleep by 10:30 p.m. every night.