Corporations and their boards are under growing attack for many reasons. Governance issues are front and center, yet there is little understanding of what directors and boards actually do, even among directors themselves. In this book, the cloistered world of the boardroom is demystified, brought into the sunlight and explained, with respect and compassion. Read by the author, this book provides information, history, and context essential to anyone seeking to understand how corporations and their stewards - the board of directors - can and should function. Directors, aspiring directors, investors, and students of corporate behavior will all enjoy this lively description.