Private boards or public boards? Public boards obviously pay much more, but many of the requirements are much greater. The ability to just make good contributions through dialogue is more straightforward on a smaller, private board. But when a company and a board is in trouble, I think the issues end up very much the same.
Zappos eliminates managers. Maybe Dilbert won't have anything to complain about. But in reality is this a good idea? That question doesn't go far enough. There are really two questions. Is it a good idea for Zappos? And, is a good idea for your organization?