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Re: OT - Vint Cerf joins Google

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Fri Sep 09 15:05:21 2005

On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 14:12:45 EDT, "Steven J. Sobol" said:

> I'm sure there are a lot of ways Dr. Cerf could benefit the company. I 
> guess I'm a little surprised that they hired him outright and just didn't 
> give him a seat on the board of directors. 

Why is that surprising?  How much *actual* authority does the average
C-level exec have in an organization?  How much *actual* authority does the
average member of the BoD have?

In general, figureheads go on the BoD.  To actually *do* something, you hire
somebody competent, and give them a goal, authority, and resources, and stand
back.

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