I just read an article on Polygon about Reggie Fils-Aime joining Gamestop's board of directors (https://www.polygon.com/2020/3/9/21172177/reggie-fils-aime-joins-gamestop-board-of-directors-nintendo). My first reaction was something along the lines of "is he crazy?!?". As was my second and third reaction. But then I started thinking about how it must seem like a great challenge, and wondering if the composition of the Board/the vision they presented was just that intriguing. Which was, not exactly exciting, but certainly interesting.
But I don't really know much about major corporations and how Boards of Directors work. What do you all think - just a nice way to fill some time in an appropriate social circle, a chance to have a real influence, simply the good feeling of following a vision, or something else?