The Board Book: An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees (Paperback)

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"By far the best book on corporate and institutional governance." —Nicholas Katzenbach, former attorney general of the United States

In his new foreword to The Board Book, former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president William G. Bowen brings his immense experience to bear on the most pressing questions facing boards of directors and trustees today: seeking collaborative relationships and placing a renewed emphasis on sustainable initiatives. The strategies Bowen relates throughout the book foster the collegiality and sense of purpose—more important in today’s turbulent times than ever before—that are integral to any effective board.

About the Author

William G. Bowen (1933—2016) was an influential educator and the author of more than twenty books, including Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President, The Shape of the River, and Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education.

Praise For…

He minces no words . . . a compelling and critical read for wannabe directors—and for every student of corporate affairs.
— Booklist

Drawing on thirty years of experience with both for-profit and non-profit boards, it offers insights on ideal relationships between presidential and board members. Any business library needs this.
— Midwest Book Review

Provocative and pragmatic . . . filled with wise counsel even for those already a CEO or member of a board.
— Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393342895
ISBN-10: 0393342891
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 9th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English