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Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO
The role of Chief Operations Officer is clearly important. In fact, it has been argued that the number two position is the toughest job in a company. COOs are typically the key individuals responsible for the delivery of results on a day-to-day, quarter-to-quarter basis. They play a critical leadership role in executing the strategies developed by the top management team. ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 9th 2006 by Stanford Business Books
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Pretty much the only book I could find on what the role of a Chief Operating Officer (COO) is, but even then, it didn't really answer the question. The key takeaways from this book are pretty much summarised in the first two chapters of the book. I found the rest of it to be mildly interesting (it's filled with interviews and anecdotes from past COOs / CEOs) but ultimately, not much that was sufficiently concrete to take-away and apply.