Last week, we explored the topic of startup boards of directors. We covered what a board of directors does, why it’s so important, and how the role of the board changes as the company grows.

The primary goal of this conversation was to explain how and why a great startup board can be a powerful tool to help the CEO make the company successful. If you haven’t yet read Part 1 of this essay, you can do so here.

This week, we return to the topic to cover how to choose your board members, why startup boards will be more diverse in the future, and discuss some of the great board members I’ve worked with in my career.

This essay is based on Part 2 of a two-part episode of the Greymatter Podcast. You can listen to the podcast here, or search for Greymatter Podcast in your podcatcher.


Reid Hoffman

Reid builds networks to grow iconic global businesses, as an entrepreneur and as an investor.

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