Some founders underestimate the benefits of holding board meetings, beyond corporate obligations.
Jason Lemkin details some of these benefits in this post. Such as the positive effect of involving senior staff, who will feel more invested, or the importance of motivating existing investors to spend their "social capital" for the benefit of the company.
VCs, once they have been doing it a while, basically become professional Board Members, and they write a lot about that. But I rarely find these posts help founders hack board meetings to help them. Or even explain why you should do them — if you don’t have to.
But how can you make Board Meetings work for you as a founder — especially if you are early stage and don’t have to have them yet? A few non-obvious ways you can use having regular Board meetings to help you. A lot.