Do you remember a clipboard as being a dull brown color with a large metal clip at the top to hold down your class notes or correspondence and other such precious papers? Those were the days of the vintage clipboard. Secretaries and assistants were often portrayed in old movies running around after their bosses, with clipboards at the ready, to rummage through papers that often didn’t produce the required items. Ahh, those were the days! Many of these accessories, once essential, have been tossed aside together with the old-fashioned slide rule to make way for modern society. Nevertheless, this old model clipboard is still popular on eBay as a collector’s item. Reliable sellers offer a new aluminum or plastic clipboard made for people on the move. These are lightweight and don’t cramp your style. If you want to make a statement, however, bring your neon clipboard or a Saunders Workmate storage model into the boardroom. You will be a member of a staff that means business—and that’s essential if you want to make your mark.