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Do you find this is true? People who start businesses tend to find it to be an obsession. When they need a release, they find other things to be obsessed about.

A CEO who relaxes by blowing things up - Mike Workman likes to blow stuff up. When he's not running Pillar Data Systems, the data-storage company he founded in San Jose, Calif., Workman designs custom fireworks at his hobby factory outside Oatman, Ariz. And we're not talking sparklers.

"What I found in starting a company is that it really has to be an obsession," says Workman, 51. "So I need alternative distractions that I can be equally obsessed over. I need something to give my brain a rest."
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