My Life as an Accidental COO of a Tech Startup (Part 3)

This is the third installment in a four-part series. See part 1, part 2, and part 4

Note, names have been changed for privacy.

Ben sat me down for one of our Serious Conversations, which happened 2–3 times a day when he had what he deemed a good idea or a pivotal concern. During this particular Serious Conversation, he said he thought I should have the title of Chief Operating Officer due to the fact that, when examining the breakdown of our work, he was the one coming up with the ideas and I was the one…