Give up the illusion of control – proactively build your board

One of the worst pieces of advice I received in the early days of Three Pillar was to refrain from building a board of directors.  If you need the advice, I was told, build a board of advisors.  Conventional wisdom said that I shouldn’t relinquish control.  Luckily, I ignored conventional wisdom and did the opposite…

2011 Thanksgiving Top Three

Last year I posted a Thanksgiving Top Ten.  Boy, talk about setting the bar high.   Don’t get me wrong, ten is a fine number.  It was in 2010 and it still is today. But 10 is a daunting number if you have to repeat it every year.  So I’m pruning this year’s list down…