Today I was able to read a very interesting article in the New York Times (read it here
) covering the support of Peter Thiel towards Trump's political campaign. Moreover, he financed the lawsuit to shut down Gawker as you will be able to find inside that same article.
Some folks are now taking it to Twitter and demanding changes in companies where Thiel has some form of involvement such as Facebook or Y Combinator where he is a board member and partner.
How can having someone with that type of profile, which includes a ton of controversy, affect your company? Is there any positive value that can come out of all this coverage? Especially if this individual is a member of your board of directors...
I am wondering the above keeping in mind putting together a powerful board of directors for my company. Perhaps this discussion can also be beneficial to others looking into building a solid corporate structure.