Yahoo’s CFO on Silicon Valley Board Function and Dysfunction

Are Silicon Valley companies more prone to dysfunctional boards than other companies? What are the keys for ensuring that a board does not run off the rails? These were some of the questions that Strativa’s President, Frank Scavo, asked Ken Goldman, Yahoo’s CFO, last month in an on-stage interview at the Future in Review conference in Laguna Beach, Calif. As someone who has served on over thirty corporate boards in his career, Goldman had much to say about what works–and what doesn’t–on corporate boards.