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[rpd] Board Election 2017: Final Candidate Slate

Chevalier du Borg virtual.borg at
Mon May 22 01:59:33 UTC 2017

2017-05-22 3:14 GMT+04:00 Sander Steffann <sander at>:

> I'm sorry, but there is a huge difference between academic achievement and
> leadership skills. Many people with great academic achievements are
> horrible leaders, and many good leaders have no academic background. Good
> leaders usually are willing to learn, but stating that formal learning is
> globally accepted as being critical for leadership capabilities is far
> fetched.


for more evidence, please see how many CEO in harvard top 100 CEO (evidence
of real leadership) in the world have MBA (evidence of formal academic

> I remember that in the past there were some ideas to require board
> nominees to have a master's degree or something similar, but doing so would
> deprive us of some very good candidates. The board should be diverse and
> include people with different skills and experiences. Limiting it to some
> academic "elite" (which is what such requirements feel like to me to be
> honest) would be very bad for this community.


Borg le Chevalier
"Common sense is what tells us the world is flat"
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