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James Keyes’ Daily Routine As CEO of 7-Eleven [Video]

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7-Eleven is one of the largest convenience store chains in the country — and helming it as CEO isn’t an easy job.

James Keyes, who spent over two decades at 7-Eleven, served as CEO from 2000 to 2005.

As CEO, Keyes told Business Insider he had long workdays and slept around five hours a night. His days at 7-Eleven’s metro Dallas headquarters were packed with meetings that touched everything from new product innovation to investor relations to community development initiatives. Additionally, he was making monthly trips to 7-Eleven convenience stores worldwide — often flying his own aircraft for trips within the country.

And Keyes said he largely managed his busy schedule with the help of just one “very busy” assistant.

Keyes is also the author of the book “Education is Freedom,” which came out last month.

Here is a closer look at Keyes’ daily routine based on an interview with Business Insider.

He admitted that he’s not “naturally …

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