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Board Meetings Quotes


"At IMVU, we opened up our board meetings to the whole company." - Eric Ries

"I wasn't getting invited to any board meetings. I had to kick the door down." - Don King

"At SGI board meetings... Jim Clark's face would get red and he'd start shouting that an investor and board member had cheated him and his engineers." - Michael Lewis

"Board meetings should not be for the benefit of the board. They should be for the benefit of the CEO and the senior team." - Fred Wilson

"Being on a board is not just about showing up for the meetings. A board member needs to materially contribute to the success of the business." - Scott Weiss

"I can tell you how bad our boards are... I don't have to watch Saturday Night Live anymore; I just go to the board meetings." - Carl Icahn

"I'm very antischedule. Except for board meetings, I don't really schedule things or keep a calendar. I think appointments are caustic to creativity." - David Karp

"I feel like I'm part of history being made. I leave Apple board meetings thinking, 'I've got to do a better job.'" - Andrea Jung

"The thorniest business problems will surface at the board meetings, and the different, sharp opinions help to better explore the poles of the arguments to make better decisions." - Scott Weiss

"Lots are written about how 'she shows up at board meetings in the saree.' My God, I have never worn a saree to board meetings; people play it out in different ways. I think I have never shied away from the fact that I am an Indian, and I don't intend to, but you can be at home with both cultures." - Indra Nooyi

"A lot of meetings are held to arrange when to have meetings. ... Meetings today are usually called conferences to make them sound more significant." - Jilly Cooper

"Life is a train, get on board." - Khaled Hosseini

"Chess is like war on a board" - Bobby Fischer

"Prayer meetings are the throbbing machinery of the church." - Charles Spurgeon

"The most fervent prayer meetings are in hell." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Tea Party members go to meetings on Medicare scooters." - Ishmael Reed

"Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings." - Quintus Tullius Cicero

"Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions." - Steve Jobs

"Most people doubt online meetings can work but they somehow overlook that most in-person meetings don't work either." - Scott Berkun

"I learned very early on that it's necessary but not sufficient for scientists to go to school board meetings and say, "We shouldn't be teaching creationism." Being right doesn't mean it'll pass." - Eugenie Scott

"Quite frankly, I am not very comfortable in chitchat. When I go to board meetings, I arrive two minutes before and leave when it's over. I don't stay for lunch or go early and have coffee." - Lou Gerstner

"One thing I noticed working in the Bronx is that leaders come in the craziest places. They don't always show up at community board meetings. Sometimes it's just the guys on the corner that the boys on the block respect." - Majora Carter

"Quite frankly, I am not very comfortable in chitchat. When I go to board meetings, I arrive two minutes before and leave when it's over. I don't stay for lunch or go early and have coffee." - Louis V Gerstner Jr

"Occupy has to continue as a bold, in-your-face movement - occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, campuses and Wall Street itself. We need weekly - if not daily - nonviolent assaults right on Wall Street." - Michael Moore

"I've had meetings with Fidel Castro. I've had meetings with Kim Il-Sung. I've had meetings with other dictators. I've met with the Butcher of Beijing. You know, I think it's important to hear, you know, each other's perspective." - Gary Ackerman

"Success or failure is often determined on the drawing board." - Robert J. Mckain

"Board the cows! We've come to enslave your marigolds." - Libba Bray

"You gotta score to put points on the board." - Joe Theismann

"Cows are a lot smarter across the board than bulls." - Thomas Haden Church

"Here comes the Judgement train! Git on board!" - Nick Cave

"I am incredibly proud to return to the Yahoo board." - David Filo

"I'm bored, I'm the chairman of the board." - Iggy Pop

"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." - Zora Neale Hurston

"It is the prowess of scholars that meetings bring delight and departures leave memories." - Thiruvalluvar

"Been stuck in airports, terrorized; sent to meetings, hypnotized; overexposed, commercialized. Handle me with care." - George Harrison

"From meetings and partings none can ever escape. Nor from magic." - Neil Gaiman

"Meetings are a great trap.... they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I've had very good meetings with Unionist leaders, Democratic Unionist Party, Ian Paisley and his team." - Peter Hain

"Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings." - Paul Kantner

"Every new experience is unusual. The rest of life is just sleep and committee meetings." - John Twelve Hawks

"Faithful attendance at Church meetings brings blessings you can receive in no other way." - Ezra Taft Benson

"I just hate meetings." - J K Rowling

"I don't do meetings." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I think every responsible public board at every board meeting should be discussing succession. And, of course, Walmart has a very mature board: our chairman Rob Walton and other members. So succession is an ongoing. I think when I first joined the board of directors, it was discussed then. And it's discussed at every board meeting continually." - Mike Duke

"I think a lot of awesome stuff is coming out with smaller presses. Small presses don't have to have huge board meetings to talk about how to market their books or what to publish - they can take more chances. They can help new authors grow in a healthier, often more artistic way." - Kevin Sampsell

"I have run engineering since day one at Oracle, and I still run engineering. I hold meetings every week with the database team, the middle ware team, the applications team. I run engineering and I will do that until the board throws me out of there." - Larry Ellison

"And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings." - Julian Bond

"Put a lot of paint & a wooden ball or other object on a board. Push to the other end of the board. Use this in a painting. - ruler on board." - Jasper Johns

"Racism and prejudice exist there [at the National Film Board] like anywhere else. My history at the Board has not been easy. It's been a long walk." - Alanis Obomsawin

"There's a little burst of creativity being director followed by lots and lots of meetings and talking to people and more meetings. It's scary. And I can't believe anybody actually lets me do it. But it's going well so far." - Timothy Miller

"I'm no alcoholic. I'm a drunkard. There's a difference. A drunkard doesn't like to go to meetings." - Jackie Gleason

"Meetings are places where dead ideas rise from their graves and eat the brains of the living." - Dave Barry

"Actions speak louder than meetings." - Lee Clow

"Most meetings are too long, too dull, too unproductive - and too much a part of corporate life to be abandoned." - Lois Wyse

"Meetings ... are rather like cocktail parties. You don't want to go, but you're cross not to be asked." - Jilly Cooper

"We must realize that the ministries and gifts of the Spirit are for everyday life, not just meetings." - Rick Joyner

"Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings." - George Will

"[Of George W. Bush at Cabinet meetings:] Like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people." - Paul O'Neill

"Here's my theory about meetings and life: the three things you can't fake are erections, competence and creativity." - Douglas Coupland

"Town meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people's reach..." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It is simple but true." - Paula Abdul

"At Pixar, after every movie we have postmortum meetings where we discuss what worked and what didn't work." - John Lasseter

"I don't like sitting still at a desk and often conduct business on my Blackberry or in walking meetings." - Dylan Lauren

"Every day is like that, eight successive meetings on eight different topics, every one really important and interesting." - Peter Orszag

"I find most meetings are a waste of time, because they are so ill-prepared and there's little opportunity for true synergy in producing better solutions than what anyone originally thought of. So I work hard to only attend those meetings that have strategic importance and miss all kinds of other seemingly urgent meetings." - Stephen Covey

"Things that look impossible suddenly seem a lot better, once you get God on board." - Jodi Picoult

"After weeks of watching the roof leak I fixed it tonight by moving a single board" - Gary Snyder

"Play on both sides of the board is my favourite strategy." - Alexander Alekhine

"I thought about making biscuits, but there seemed to be more than enough calories on board." - Charlaine Harris

"They say that life's a game, & then they take the board away." - Alan Moore

"The acting in Downton Abbey has been consistently excellent across the board." - James Frain

"There are several multiple-witnessed events where humans have been taken on board spacecraft." - Steven M. Greer

"Maybe life is a board game, but I never get to roll the dice." - Tim Wynne-Jones

"White men make up 30% of America but they hold 70% of the board seats." - Mellody Hobson

"A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes." - Jose Raul Capablanca

"Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind." - Bobby Fischer

"Its just you and your opponent at the board and you're trying to prove something" - Bobby Fischer

"When everybodys clicking, we can put a lot of runs on the board." - Bobby Cox

"I'm standing on my Monopoly board that means I'm on top of my game" - Eminem

"I will obviously take on board everything from my past, I always do." - Robin Trower

"Cable cars are fun - everyone gets on board and becomes a rhesus monkey." - Eddie Izzard

"Never schedule a board meeting on Wednesday because it kills two weekends." - Kurt Vonnegut

"The fans are starting to get disgruntled with the board, with the players." - Phil Brown

"Don't board with the devil if you wish to be fat." - Ambrose Bierce

"God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board." - Mark Twain

"I still can't set up the ironing-board. A complete Luddite." - Jenny Eclair

"All my dreams are coming true all across the board for some reason." - Jay Electronica

"We cut up lemons on a chop board because they are good for our voices." - Niall Horan

"Surfboards were everywhere. When I got my first new board, I was probably in kindergarten." - Brandon Cruz

"You don't get inspiration sitting at a drawing board or in front of your computer." - James Dyson

"Calling each other faggots behind the keys of a message board..." - Macklemore

"Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written." - William Faulkner

"Live like yourself, was soon my lady's word, And lo! two puddings smok'd upon the board." - Alexander Pope

"Be as polite to the custodian as you are to the chairman of the board." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Hey, any time you're throwing bodies over board it is to save yourself." - Lawrence Tierney

"Across the board, Australian films need to have a lot more money spent on selling them." - Hugo Weaving

"We can get airplay all across the board, from CHR to Active rock." - Steve Brown

"Your ancestors fought for you to have a share in that institution over there. It's yours. See the school board, and every Friday night hold your meetings there. Have your wives clean it up Saturday morning for the children to enter Monday. Your organization is not a praying institution. It's a fighting institution. It's an educational institution along industrial lines. Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!" - Mother Jones

"I love meetings with suits. I live for meetings with suits. I love them because I know they had a really boring week and I walk in there with my orange velvet leggings and drop popcorn in my cleavage and then fish it out and eat it. I like that. I know I'm entertaining them and I know that they know. Obviously, the best meetings are with suits that are intelligent, because then things are operating on a whole other level." - Madonna Ciccone

"Breaking a dream board is almost like breaking up with your girlfriend. You are super shattered at first. But then once you get another dream board, it's all good." - Shane Dorian

"The role of the board is advice and consent. If the CEO does not lay out a clear strategy and tries to get the board to set one, it will usually end in disaster." - Sam Altman

"Get the chalk! Get the fucking chalk! Put me on the board! Put me on the Cadillac board! Williamson! Pick up the fucking chalk! Hey, Rick I closed em! I closed the cocksucker!" - David Mamet

"If I have led my life totally deliberately, then when I come to the end of the diving board, I can just fall off the diving board and it will be perfect. I won't even remember what happened." - Frederick Lenz

"Obama's a great speaker. Because of his speaking ability and his appearance, a lot of guys got on board. Being the first African American, a lot guys got on board." - Pete Rose

"Any person, institution or organization that conveys bodies or parts of bodies into or out of the state for medical education or research purposes shall notify the Anatomical Board of such intent and receive approval from the board." - Charlie Crist

"What does it say about our churches today that God birthed the church in a prayer meeting, and prayer meetings today are almost extinct?" - Jim Cymbala

"True peace can rarely be imposed from the outside; it must be born within and between communities through meetings and dialogue and then carried outward." - Jean Vanier

"We don't have meetings unless absolutely necessary." - Caterina Fake

"The downside of being a dean is that I'd rather drop off my son at (Michael Jackson's) Neverland Ranch than go to all those meetings." - Ergun Caner

"I probably had 150 meetings with Trent Lott. He has said exactly as many racist things to me as Bill Clinton has, which is to say zero." - Dick Morris

"Ah me! the world is full of meetings such as this,-a thrill, a voiceless challenge and reply, and sudden partings after!" - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"Writers are notorious for using any reason to keep from working: over-researching, retyping, going to meetings, waxing the floors - anything." - Gloria Steinem

"I've seen Keith fall asleep at business meetings about millions of dollars for him-because of heroin, just nod out and then wake up and answer a question." - Charlie Watts

"I can still feel you, Eva. Still taste you. I've been hard since you left, through two meetings and one teleconference. You've got the advantage, state your demands." - Sylvia Day

"All worldly pursuits have but one unavoidable and inevitable end, which is sorrow; acquisitions end in dispersion; buildings in destruction; meetings in separation; births in death." - Milarepa

"Always Postpone Meetings with Time-wasting Morons" - Scott Adams

"[O]rganized violence punctuated by committee meetings." - George Will

"Meetings bore me." ~Templeton, Charlotte's Web" - E B White

"There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time." - Fredrik Bajer

"The travel, the amazing work I have had the chance to do, the meetings with different people are all very inspiring and give me lots of positive energy." - Saskia De Brauw

"When I'm in meetings until 5am and then have to get up two hours later for filming, sometimes I ask myself 'why?'" - Jackie Chan

"Shooting in Hong Kong, you can do whatever you want, even change the script every day. In Hollywood, you have to have a lot of meetings." - Andrew Lau

"Sign on a High School bulletin board in Dallas: Free every Monday through Friday-knowledge. Bring your own containers." - Charles E. McKenzie

"Love does not appear with any warning signs. You fall into it as if pushed from a high diving board." - Jackie Collins

"This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid; there wasn't any Board, and now there isn't any Trade." - Alan Patrick Herbert

"Fairness is an across-the-board requirement for all our interactions with each other ...Fairness treats everbody the same." - Barbara Jordan

"When everything on the board is clear it can be so difficult to conceal your thoughts from your opponent." - David Bronstein

"The only time an aircraft has too much fuel on board is when it is on fire." - Charles Kingsford Smith

"I can safely say, that the happiest part of my life has been spent on board a ship." - Jane Austen

"There are only three forms of high art: the symphony, the illustrated children's book and the board game." - Brian K Vaughan

"Technologically we now have four [seven!] billion billionaires on board Spaceship Earth who are entirely unaware of their good fortune." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Where the citizen uses a mere sliver or board, the pioneer uses the whole trunk of a tree." - Henry David Thoreau

"Choosing a Board of Directors based on race and gender is a lousy way to run a company." - T. J. Rodgers

"My reading preferences are kind of all over the board - I read nonfiction, I read graphic novels..." - Dav Pilkey

"You have to be involved during midterm elections, you have to care about what happens at a school board level." - Barack Obama

"When I had money I was an animal. I was so belligerent. I lost all across the board." - Mike Tyson

"I've got to try and educate not only the players but the Derby fans and the board of directors that..." - Phil Brown

"Across the board, almost every with-it church I've observed is virtually obsessed with reaching those who don't know Christ." - Craig Groeschel

"A kitchen without an ironing board? Are you kidding? It's un-American. It's like Simon without Garfunkel." - Erma Bombeck

"An unsatisfied woman requires luxury, but a woman who is in love with a man will lie on a board." - Andre Maurois

"No one person controls Microsoft. The board and the shareholders decide whether they want to have me as CEO." - Bill Gates

"I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover." - Germaine Greer

"This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid; there wasn't any Board, and now there isn't any Trade." - A P Herbert

"The cheese board is my big treat at Christmas that I have to deny myself during the rest of year." - Johnny Vegas

"Banks need to have large shareholders on the board that have a direct interest in their performance." - Mian Muhammad Mansha

"I have chosen to seek election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and not reelection to Congress." - Gloria Negrete Mcleod

"One of the inspirations for my becoming a writer was the baseball board game Strat-O-Matic." - Buzz Bissinger

"It all begins with the initial tone coming from the cabinet, but EQ at the board is very important." - Scott Putesky

"No labourer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love -except the housewife." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

"Rough board shelves hold a number of books, without which some of the evenings would be long indeed." - Theodore Roosevelt



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