Board Meetings Quotes


At IMVU, we opened up our board meetings to the whole company. Eric Ries

I wasn't getting invited to any board meetings. I had to kick the door down. Don King

Board meetings should not be for the benefit of the board. They should be for the benefit of the CEO and the senior team. Fred Wilson

At SGI board meetings... Jim Clark's face would get red and he'd start shouting that an investor and board member had cheated him and his engineers. Michael Lewis

I feel like I'm part of history being made. I leave Apple board meetings thinking, 'I've got to do a better job.' Andrea Jung

I felt uneasy about making the rapid decisions I have always made, and wondered whether every decision should be formally ratified and minuted at a board meeting. Richard Branson

If you want to pray at a town hall meeting or a school board meeting or in the halls of Congress, that ought to be acceptable in the United States. Tim Walberg

I learned very early on that it's necessary but not sufficient for scientists to go to school board meetings and say, "We shouldn't be teaching creationism." Being right doesn't mean it'll pass. Eugenie Scott

I can tell you how bad our boards are... I don't have to watch Saturday Night Live anymore; I just go to the board meetings. Carl Icahn

Occupy has to continue as a bold, in-your-face movement - occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, campuses and Wall Street itself. We need weekly - if not daily - nonviolent assaults right on Wall Street. Michael Moore

Lots are written about how 'she shows up at board meetings in the saree.' My God, I have never worn a saree to board meetings; people play it out in different ways. I think I have never shied away from the fact that I am an Indian, and I don't intend to, but you can be at home with both cultures. Indra Nooyi

I'm very antischedule. Except for board meetings, I don't really schedule things or keep a calendar. I think appointments are caustic to creativity. David Karp

Being on a board is not just about showing up for the meetings. A board member needs to materially contribute to the success of the business. Scott Weiss

There is a bomb on board, we are meeting their demands, we are heading back to the airport. Ziad Jarrah

Never schedule a board meeting on Wednesday because it kills two weekends. Kurt Vonnegut

If for instance, in a board meeting, if you have an idea, it better be a good idea, or you're not going to get everybody's attention. Bob Weir

Quite frankly, I am not very comfortable in chitchat. When I go to board meetings, I arrive two minutes before and leave when it's over. I don't stay for lunch or go early and have coffee. Lou Gerstner

Elizabeth was counting on Marco to keep cousin Mary occupied until after the board meeting was over. A piece of cheese might catch a mouse, but an afternoon alone with a muscular masseur would ensnare her cousin far more effectively. And afterwards, while Mary lay sated and sleeping upon a massage table, wiser heads could determine the company's future. There were times, Elizabeth thought, when success in business demanded utter ruthlessness. Barbara Taylor Bradford

During the whole funding process they said, 'We're interested in you guys because of your management team; we think you're fantastic...' Two weeks later they pull me into the office - before even the first board meeting - and say, 'We want to replace you as CEO.' Mark Fletcher

The chairmen of the largest companies in the world can cancel an appointment or move a board meeting; a manager cannot change the date of a game. In the combined 42 years that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have managed in English football, I can only remember one occasion when Sir Alex did not attend a Manchester United game. Howard Wilkinson



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