If you enjoy football, this analogy will make sense. Liverpool football club bought one player, just one. Then went from a top 6 team to a top 2 team in the Premier League instantly. Not only that but also winning the Champions League earning the club over 100 million Euros. The same goes for your company, done right; one person can make the same impact for you.
There are ups and a few downs if you organize for maximum value. More valuable means heftier taxation for shareholders, which might be seen as a negative. However, a higher valuation gives better credit opportunities and thus, investment opportunities.
Imagine your company is a football club, and your employees are your players. However I bet you are more annoyed about the lack of investment in new players from your favorite team, then you are in your own company.
A board or any advisors connected to your company can if utilized right, contribute tremendous value. For starters, a company can and should add competence in any board connected to the company, first and foremost expertise within marketing, economics, legislative, and tech
Having the right personnel in your board of directors gives you credibility and an "air of trustworthiness" and is a smart business move. However, if you at the same time can utilize the competence they bring to the table, you're really on the road to success.
Preparing for success might sound like "stupid advice." However, in real life and business, you have competitors left, right, and center. If you have built a game-changer, customers won't understand, and competitors will go after your head.