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8 easy steps to build the perfect board

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

By Roger Barker Friday, 29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

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MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 
 
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Havas' Kate Robertson: Tackling youth unemployment makes good business sense

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Bitch, buffoon or bit-on-the-side: Why TV is putting women off leadership

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Luke Johnson: Criminals have moved online but the police aren't following them

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Cops need to get online and tackle cyber-crime.

 
 
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