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startup boards

Startup Boards Is Shipping

Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors is shipping. It was so satisfying to see this today. This was by far the most difficult book to write so far. The title we came up with should have tipped me off – it ended up be extremely challenging to make a book about…

Startup Boards Publisher Draft Is Finished

I shipped off the publisher draft of Startup Boards last night. For those of you who haven’t written a book that means I’m in the home stretch “pre-production” – I’ll have the final draft done by 9/3 and it’ll be published by December. This has been – by far – the hardest book I’ve written…

Do You Publish Your Board Book To Your Entire Company?

Over and over again people talk about transparency. Many people assert they are transparent, or are being transparent. Few actually are. I was thinking about this last night while watching the last few episodes of Revenge: Season 2 with Amy. Suddenly the word “transparent” started being thrown around by the Grasons, referring to their new…

All CEOs Should Be An Outside Director For One Company

This week I had two meetings with CEOs of companies we’ve recently invested in where the question of “what is an ideal board meeting” came up. I’m writing an entire book on it called Startup Boards: Reinventing the Board of Directors to Better Support the Entrepreneur so it’s easy for me to define my ideal board meeting…

Survey For Book on Startup Boards

I’m working on a book with Mahendra Ramsinghani called “Startup Boards” where we are trying to provide clear best practices for how the boards of startup companies should work. You may recognize Mahendra’s name – he wrote The Business of Venture Capital which I reviewed recently. This book is part of my continuous effort to dramatically improve…