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Mark Suster

Mark Suster

Influencer

2x entrepreneur. Sold both companies (last to salesforce.com). Turned VC looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs.

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in a Board Meeting

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in a Board Meeting

Several members of your executive taken hours to prepare board materials so that you can inform your board of how…

Managing Your Startup Board — A Short Presentation

Managing Your Startup Board — A Short Presentation

I was invited to do a keynote presentation at the Khosla Ventures CEO Summit this week in Sausalito. It was…

How To Run An Effective Networking Dinner Or Networking Lunch?

How To Run An Effective Networking Dinner

Networking is a critical part of relationship building…

Board Meeting: How To Stop Your Board Meeting From Going Down A Rat Hole

How To Stop Your Board Meeting From Going Down A Rat Hole

We’ve all been in meetings that get off…

How To Prepare For A Board Meeting To Make Sure You Crush It

How To Prepare For A Board Meeting To Make Sure You Crush It

Most board meetings are administrative updates that accomplish very little other than…

High Functioning Vs. Low Functioning Startup Boards

High Functioning Vs. Low Functioning Startup Boards

I’ve sat on many boards over the past 2 decades and seen…

What Makes a Great Independent Board Member?

What Makes A Great Independent Board Member?

When you set up a board it is often initially a combination…

How To Be A Good Board Member On A Startup Board

How To Be A Good Board Member On A Startup Board

I have been writing a series on how startup boards get selected, who sits…

Should You Allow Board Observers On Your Startup Board?

Should You Allow Board Observers On Your Startup Board?

A board observer is somebody who attends your board meeting but doesn’t…

Should All of Your Management Team Attend Board Meetings?

Should All Of Your Management Team Attend Board Meetings?

The age-old question for every startup is whom to involve in the…

Who Should Be On Your Startup Board And At What Stages Of Business

Who Should Be On Your Startup Board And At What Stages Of Business

One of the things that founders have the most angst about is…

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