Building Your “Kitchen Cabinet”

I’ve always been intrigued by the notion of putting together an informal but formal group of advisors. To a certain extent, as you move through life you assemble a group of friends, mentors, professionals and others who meet some of those needs, but the idea of having a formal group to give advice and whack you upside the head with a two-by-four when needed has always seemed cool to me.
Lisa Yoon writes a great article on CFO.com called Building Your “Kitchen Cabinet”, which delves into the practical issues involved in putting together such an arrangement and also tantalizes with hints of the benefits of these arrangements.
Heck, I know I can use all the help I can get. One big reason I like blogs is because they make available the insights of many smart and accomplished people. I’m interested in exploring the notion of a “kitchen cabinet.” I’d enjoy hearing about your experiences with the idea, your insights and even discussing ways to make the experiment go live. Let me know.