Boards and the human factor

This highly readable book is sub-titled “The insider’s guide to surviving life in the boardroom,” implying that board membership is so perilous that one needs advice on how to survive. This is partly true, what with board members’ increasing fiduciary accountability and because in enterprise boards, it is not easy to distinguish definitively among three types of business failure — entrepreneurial, implosive and fraudulent. This book is focused on not-for-profit boards of organisations such as museums and art galleries. Initially, I thought that the experi.....

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