How To: Five Steps Toward Getting on Boards - Deepstash
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Whether you’re starting your career or about to retire, serving on the board of a public company can be professionally, personally, and financially rewarding. 

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How To: Five Steps Toward Getting on Boards

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Be agile

Serving on the board of a company means that you'll have to show your ability to grasp the nuances of a new industry with a different business model.

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Make your value proposition

Demonstrate to the board a skill that they could be lacking. Some skills that are in demand are auditing and CFO experience along with cybersecurity and social media backgrounds. Another key attrib...

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Consider a nonprofit

It cna be difficult to serve on a board if you've never actually tried to be one. To see how it's like try joining a nonprofit's board then an advisory board -- they provide expertise f...

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Network search with firms

A firm working with your current employer doesn't mean that they'll place you on a board but they could possibly be able to counsel you and help you gain entry into corporate databases as a...

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Know the risks

Before getting into the ring, keep in mind that directors are increasingly held to account for decisions made by the CEOs and even if the board members aren't made aware of the risks, it still ...

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I am passionate about Investment and most importantly investing in businesses directly. Had a conversation with the VC Lab on the formation of my new Venture Capital firm and I needed to compare my fundraising strategy with what I can find on the internet, and that led me to this article by Harvard Business Review (One of my favourite places to go lol)

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