One of the biggest hurdles in career planning is the fact that careers are lifelong events. Short-term plans are needed to be on track however one must be able to improvise and plan for future as well.
Its easy to get cynical and believe that successful people are political or sell out, suck up, stab people in the back, use their contacts and so on. The facts are dramatically different from this;
The benefits of moving to a reduced workweek are multifold, starting with healthcare, reduced stress, Increased happiness and productivity coupled with the chance of being employable in the next decade.