Anu Hariharan on Managing a Board

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Anu Hariharan is a partner at YC. Today’s episode is about her recent post, How To Manage a Board –

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00:15 – Why Anu wrote How to Manage a Board

1:45 – Board composition

3:45 – Adding independent board members

5:45 – The responsibilities of a board member

8:30 – Productive board meetings

12:10 – Sharing materials before the meeting

13:00 – Bringing executives into the meeting

15:15 – Dealing with board conflict

17:40 – Following up after a board meeting

20:30 – Dealing with difficult board members

23:15 – Reality distortion

24:10 – Agustin Feuerhake asks – What does it take to be a great board member?

26:40 – Dave Bailey asks – To what extent should the board culture reflect the company culture?

29:00 – Connor Abene asks – How do you think about adding board members who haven’t worked in your industry but you think are good?

32:40 – Rhina asks – Could you address managing a board during product market fit time/ pivot times?

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