MBA Mondays Series: The Board Of Directors

Posted on by Fred Wilson & Jason Li


John Revay sent me an email suggesting I write a post on The Board Of Directors. I’ve got a better idea, a whole MBA Mondays blog series on this topic. I have come to enjoy the series format for MBA Mondays. It works well.

So I will write a a few posts on this topic:

  • the role and responsibilities of the Board Of Directors
  • how a Board Of Directors is selected, elected, and evolves
  • the role of the Board Chairman
  • Board chemistry and why it is so important
  • Board meetings, how to make them work well
  • Board committees – audit, comp, and governance

If I’m missing something important, please let me know in the comments.

Then I’ll invite several guest posts. I have a few people in mind who I’ve come across over the years who know a lot about this topic. I’ll probably end with three or four guest posts.

It should be a good series. I’m looking forward to writing it.


This article was originally written by Fred Wilson on February 27, 2012 here.