Should 50% of the Board Be Product People?

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Should 50% of the Board Be Product People?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
According to Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg (2014), "at the most senior level, the people with the greatest impact - the ones who are running the company - should be product people. When the CEO looks around her staff meeting, a good rule of thumb is that at least 50% of the people at the table should be experts in the company's products and services and responsible for product development." According to the authors, this will help make sure that the leadership team maintains focus on product excellence. Staff functions such as finance, sales and legal are obviously critical to a company's success, but they should not dominate the conversation. Do you agree? Why (not)? Source: Schmidt, E. And Rosenberg, J., 2014, How Google Works, pp. 47-48. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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