Secret Diary of an Entrepreneur: Bench strength

Is the point of a COO just to do all the jobs I hate? Or should I be thinking bigger?

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

You may remember that back in January, I decided I was going to stick to work resolutions this year, since I've always broken my personal ones by March. Well, given that it's now March, and I still haven't done anything about my plan to hire a COO to free up a bit more of my time, it turns out I'm no better at work resolutions either. Maybe next year I won’t bother. Actually, that's not completely true - I have been putting a few feelers out. I know people use that phrase when what they really mean is 'I've basically done nothing whatsoever except possibly mention it to one another person'. But I have, honestly. As well as my conversations with recruiters, I've also been catching up with a few of my entrepreneur chums who have hired for this sort of role before - both to get their views on whether it's a good idea, and also to find out what kind of person I should hire. What was interesting was that they all seem to have a different view on what this person's role should be...  [CLICK HERE TO RAED MORE AND COMMENT]

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