Many jewels....of note:
1. Get a board you can connect with (not just one with connections). As a board's role is primarily provide advise and consent, it's essential for a CEO to have a trusted relationship with his board. They don't have to be best friends, but knowing that your board members are committed to the company's success, is a wonderful start.
2. Create simplicity. Cut through the long-winded discussions and make a decision.
3. The journey is the destination. Each and every day...bring it, you don't get do-over's.
Worth a read for entrepreneurs and VC's alike