Brad Feld

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Board Meeting Slide: What Are We Trying To Get Out of This Section

May 31 2019
I was at a board meeting last week that introduced something new into the mix that I thought was brilliant. At the beginning of each section of the board meeting, there was one slide that was titled: “What Are We Trying To Get Out of This Section.” Before we started into a section, whoever was […]
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My Ideal Board Meeting

Feb 07 2014
In my new book, Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors, in addition to decomposing and explaining a lot about the functioning of board meetings, I also describe my ideal board meeting. I had four of them this week. That’s a lot of board meetings in a week, but my weeks […]
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Monthly Financials, Quarterly Board Meetings, Continuous Communications

May 18 2012
I’ve been writing about boards of directors some lately – both changing my behavior as well as thinking out loud as I explore reinventing how boards work for the book “Startup Boards” that I’m working on with Mahendra Ramsinghani. All fit in the context of continuous communications as I believe three things about early stage […]
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Retrospective Addiction Of A Madman Post Board Meeting

Feb 21 2012
I love getting post board meeting emails that are retrospectives from execs in the meeting. This one came a week ago from Jeff Malek, the CTO and co-founder of BigDoor. They’ve been on a tear lately and are in the process of a massive set of Q1 launches for new customers.  We had a solid […]
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Great Board Meetings

Oct 05 2011
I’ve had a string of great board meetings lately. They all had several similar attributes. There were no powerpoint slides: While each company has a substantive monthly reporting package, this was decoupled from the board meeting. I got my taste of financials, metrics, qualitative stuff, and whatever else the CEO wanted me to see on […]
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Abolish Board Meeting Update Calls

Jun 23 2011
I had a board update call recently that inspired me to write the first of my Reinventing the Board Meeting posts. The call was for a company that is doing great, is extremely well managed, and extraordinarily transparent. Two days before the call a very detailed update package was sent around to the board. It […]
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