Sign / sin /


  1. an object, quality or event whose presense or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else
    (as in “strategic and financial planning, goal-setting, metrics, and governance are signs of ‘institutional quality,’ acquirer attraction and increased company value”) and
  2. a gesture, action or thing used to convey information or instructions
    (as in “the communications, encouragements, and warnings of outside Directors are valuable signs along the path of corporate growth”)

We love signs. What they say. How they’re worded. What they suggest, or warn, or make us think. What “rules” they convey. And, like all rules, which ones are made to be broken. Here some of TheBoardAdvisors’ favorites…