Episode Archives

5. John Hession on investor-backed company boards: discipline, tough love and results

John Hession, legal advisor, business advisor and angel investor, holds the world land record for number of board meetings attended.  He’s been working with emerging growth companies for over 35 years and he has seen it all.  He talks about the discipline, tough love and results required if investor backed companies are going to be…

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4. Board Diversity, private company boards & the impact of social media: a conversation with Beth Boland

Beth Boland is a force to be reckoned with.  Named one of Massachusetts “most influential lawyers,” Beth was first initiated into the world of shareholder defense working as a clerk for a district judge on the Mike Milken and Ivan Boesky cases. Now chair of Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP,…

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3. Yvonne Schlaeppi and the Importance of Corporate Strategy

Yvonne Schlaeppi is passionate about corporate strategy, and she believes it’s one of the most important things a board can do for their company. Spending a significant amount of time on board work, across many companies and several continents, Yvonne is highly experienced and enthusiastic in her work as a board member.  Having built a…

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2. Rick Williams on Trust: Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset

It’s easy to think of companies as big, faceless organizations, valued only for profit margins or stock potential. But it’s precisely when organizations are viewed only by the numbers, and not by the people working within them, that company culture suffers and things can go south. Rick Williams knows that the key to success is…

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1. Larry Siff: Great boards, great board members and how a board can drive success for your company

Larry Siff joins hosts Joe Ayoub and Raza Shaikh to explore what makes a board of directors effective and productive, what qualities makes a strong and valuable board member and how can a board add value to and help drive a business to achieve its goals.

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0. Raza Shaikh and Joe Ayoub: Genesis of the On Boards Podcast

Co-hosts Raza Shaikh and Joe Ayoub discuss the January 2020 launch of their podcast On Boards Podcast: A Deep Dive at Driving Business Success. A company’s Board of Directors or Advisors often has a pivotal role in the success or failure of a business, whether a company or organization lives or dies – – and…

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