What Founders Need To Know About Boards Well Before They Have One

By |2020-09-10T11:35:11+01:00September 10th, 2020|The Board Today, Governance Theory, Longer Articles|

One of the most interesting things about speaking, as of now, to over 100 unlisted Board folk is how important ones initial frame of mind is to so many things that one meets on the journey of growth from idea to substantive company. As we discussed in “Prometheus the Muses and the Startup” your whole enterprise grows from a single creative seed which arises

Startup and ScaleUp Boards Are CEO-centric Not Chairman-centric

By |2020-09-08T11:35:31+01:00September 4th, 2020|The Board Today, Realpolitik Extracts, Governance Theory, Short Articles|

Extract from Chapter 1 of Realpolitik “Eight Essential Aspects Of Small Company Boards” Essence 6 – SmallCo Boards Are CEO-centric Not Chairman-centric  A further substantive difference between SmallCo and BigCo Boards is that SmallCos are founder/CEO-centric whereas BigCo Boards are Chairman-centric. BigCos easily survive changes of CEO, however, until they have quite some momentum, SmallCos do not readily survive the departure of the founder. Power in BigCo

Vital To Know For Founders – Your Board Is What You Make It – For Better Or For Worse

By |2020-08-27T12:14:10+01:00August 27th, 2020|The Board Today, Realpolitik Extracts, Governance Theory, Longer Articles|

There are two vital lessons to take-away from by now conversation with 100 entrepreneurs, Chairman, NEDs and Capital Providers about their experience of Boards. (1) the Board can be an Engine of Growth and (2) you the founder either get what you design or what someone else designs for you - your choice! Extract from Chapter 1 of Realpolitik “Eight Essential Aspects Of Small Company Boards” Essence 5

Children Are Not Small Adults – The SmallCo Board Is Not A Small BigCo Board

By |2020-08-21T11:02:34+01:00August 21st, 2020|The Board Today, Realpolitik Extracts, Governance Theory, Short Articles|

Extract from Chapter 1 of Realpolitik “Eight Essential Aspects Of Small Company Boards” Essence 2 – The SmallCo Board Is Not A Small BigCo Board That Companies change over time is so apparent that it barely merits mentioning. However, its corollary – that the Board needs actively managing – can all too often be neglected. At inception when the Muse drops an idea into your mind you

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