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Re: OT - Vint Cerf joins Google
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.