Tren Griffin @trengriffin I work for Microsoft. Previously I was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm established by Craig McCaw. I am on the board of directors of Kymeta. Feb. 14, 2020 1 min read

1/ One skill that must be mostly learned by mentorship is being a valuable member of a board of directors. A great recent post on that was written my Mike Volpi here:  "...the healthiest relationship between a director and the CEO is one that is peer-like."

2/ My blog post on how to be valuable member of a board of directors is:  To slightly twist a famous phrase: “You can learn a lot about becoming an effective and valuable board member, just by watching.” But how do you get a chance to watch? Chicken and egg!

3/ The best way to get chances to observe a board in action and learn the needed skills is to hustle in the way Bill Gurley describes in his talk at the University of Texas.  Hustle, preparation and the right kind of networking generates the opportunities.

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