We knew someone who used to say, crediting their success, “I picked my parents wisely.” And like all good jokes, there is quite a bit of truth to that statement. You get your genes and childhood from your parents. But you don’t, of course, pick them.

Boards, on the other hand, can be picked. And we think, if possible, you should pick your board wisely. We’ve found it’s just easier to run a company in the Future of Work style if your board is on board ;p.

We’ve included this section because we know some boards will want a say in how a company runs. And sometimes you get the board you need (usually do to cash needs), not the one you deserve.