Brad Feld, VC, Boards; Why be on one, 1st Timers and the Colorado Trail

Venture Capitalist Brad Feld of the Foundry Group has invested in many well-known and successful companies. Brad has authored and co-authored several books on leadership for startups. Most recently, Startup Boards , a book he co-authored released its second edition.

Today, Brad discusses:

· Critical and insightful advice for serving on a board

· Key skills for first-time board members

· Important perspectives on C level hiring

Brad also shares a story or two from his Colorado Trail hiking experience and why he will never serve on 30 boards simultaneously ever again. Brad closes with a personal experience early in his life, what he learned from that moment, and how it continues to guide him daily.

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