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"E = mc^2 was a powerful equation that brought order to the inter-relationship of mass and energy. It took one stroke from a genius to bring a higher-order perception of the relationship to practical terms - this after centuries of understanding the individual factors, but without a repeatable formula, or 'architecture,' to bring predictability. Boards are no different. We all understand the importance in the individual factors of our Board existence... good governance oversight, challenging and endorsing strategy, CEO selection, and the like. Now, in `Across The Board,' Mark A. Pfister decodes the underlying architecture and ties the foundational elements into a futuristic equation that can be effectively applied to create, or reinvigorate, tomorrow's Boards."

- Michael K. Lorelli

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Groundbreaking and eye-opening. Mark has effortlessly been able to...

"Groundbreaking and eye-opening. Mark has effortlessly been able to peel back the layers of effective Board architecture and show the world the underpinnings of building a successful guiding force."

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"Across the Board is an extraordinary book. It combines the theory of why one should intelligently construct a good board with the practical steps one should take to do so. Yet it is eminently readable and well organized to help you find the most relevant portions. I enjoyed it (and highlighted it heavily) because, as someone who has been on boards for over 20 years, it reminded me of principles which I had forgotten and raised new ideas as well. I would heartily recommend it for anyone who is currently on a board or who wishes to join one."

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"Excellent book. Highly recommend for those looking to join corporate boards, those responsible for building boards and those who are themselves on boards and wanting to play an active role in future recruitment of positive additions."

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"Building a great Board of Directors with the right architecture and clear roles and responsibilities can be the difference between company stardom and mediocre performance. In his new book, Mark A. Pfister shares a proven step-by-step method to building a Board of Directors that can guide your company into the future. You're just a short read away from understanding what it takes to make your Board Build a total success."

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"Bravo, Mark!!! This book is a roadmap for building a great board, and should be required reading for any student of Corporate Governance.
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Mark decodes the underlying Board architecture and ties the foundational...

"Mark decodes the underlying Board architecture and ties the foundational elements into a futuristic equation that can be effectively applied to create, or reinvigorate, tomorrow’s Boards. - Mike Lorelli"