Welcome to Operations Nation, a content hub for current and aspiring operations leaders.
Here you'll find a variety of resources that will help you grow as an operations leader, inform you and inspire you.
In December 2021, Operations Nation organised the first ever virtual cONference for startup and scaleup operations professionals. Attendees had the opportunity to:
👀 DISCOVER what operations is all about from seasoned operations professionals.
🌱 GROW by learning what it takes to bring you to the next level in your career path.
🤝 CONNECT with like-minded people by networking in our breakout rooms.
🎉 CELEBRATE everything that makes an operations career such a fascinating choice!
To watch the videos of cONference panels and fireside chat, visit our cONference 2021 page.
Our latest finds:
Lessons from Trouva: How to define the type of COO you need
I met Dimple Patel, chief operating officer at independent boutiques platform Trouva, at the Sifted Summit. We both took part in a COO roundtable where one thing became clear: the job description of a COO varies wildly from company to company.
The Nonprofit Chief Operating Officer
A lone ranger does not drive great results-rather, it is the combined talents of a team of senior executives working together that makes the difference. Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, James Baker and Ronald Reagan, Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes-remarkable leadership is often the result of a remarkable partnership, and a strong second in command is essential to forming a successful leadership team in any organization or endeavor.
Transcript of Redpoint Office Hours with Stripe's Chief Corporate Advisor and former COO, Claire Hughes Johnson and Redpoint Managing Director, Tomasz Tunguz by @ttunguz
Travis Bryant: All right, let's get started. Good morning, afternoon, and evening Redpoint community. Great to see a lot of repeat attendees and some new ones. We're excited to continue the Month of Scale here for Redpoint Office Hours. I'm Travis Bryant.
Operational efficiency - what's the big deal? - Seccl.tech
At Seccl, we aspire to be honest, inclusive, creative, disruptive, and relentlessly focused on our customers' needs. Sure, many other businesses might say the same - but we have another passion that we don't think is shared widely enough in our industry: efficiency.
COOs are startups' unsung heroes. Here's how you can empower them.
Operations leaders are the unsung workhorses behind many startups. While other C-suite roles are defined based on the work that needs doing, the chief operating officer (COO)'s role is defined in relation to the chief executive officer (CEO) . But the COO-CEO dynamic can be a double-edged sword.
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Startup CFO: The UK's leading network for CFOs in disruptive technology businesses.
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We created this group of high calibre finance professionals from across the UK's most recognisable startups, to enable like-minded individuals to share knowledge, seek advice and spend time getting to know one another. Read more about our purpose here. "The Startup CFO network is an invaluable professional resource, regularly putting on high-quality events for members."
"The group was founded in 2012 by a small collective of early-stage CFOs who observed that there seemed to be a distinct lack of quality meetups for the finance startup community, particularly when compared with their tech and marketing counterparts. The formation of the group was motivated by a desire to bring together senior finance professionals to actively contribute to discussions, collaborate in solving common issues and engage in meeting their peer group at events. We see great value in collectively pooling our knowledge and sharing experiences. It is this collective behavior that allows us to run high-quality events for professionals in startups and deploy our skills to help build amazing businesses."
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