The Board Book

An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees

William G. Bowen (Author)

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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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34289-5
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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  1. Book CoverThe Board Book: An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees


Endorsements & Reviews

“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

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