1. Big Companies like Wal-Mart, Nike, and Starbucks are Adding Tech-Savvy 30- and 40-Somethings to Their Boards

    Big Companies like Wal-Mart, Nike, and Starbucks are Adding Tech-Savvy 30- and 40-Somethings to Their Boards

    The rush to appoint board members with accounting experience after the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act offers some parallels. Since 2003, the number of S&P 500 boards with a financial expert has risen from 21% to 100% . Technology board members decades younger than their colleagues may become the norm...

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    1. When the time comes, they expect you to know what's what, and push back about what you're doing with this technology.
    2. The way people of my generation do management, it's comparatively very, very flat and informal compared to a lot more formal management at these other companies.
    3. I would say that it will be very rare in five years time not to have someone like this on the board of a major American company.
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