Perfect high-level company metrics
Via Paul Kedrosky, a list of the stuff you should be able to present to your board of directors about the state of your company.
Board of Directors or not, this is exactly the stuff I would love to see about how any company is being run. I love his comments about "metrics around product development." (I happen to spend a lot of time on those myself, but he's totally right at a higher level.) Note to self, demand to keep track of all these metrics when the time comes, and never let anyone tell me it's not important.