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Get a Grip Audiobook

Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable - Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results

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Publisher's Summary

It’s time to take your business to the next level.

Eileen Sharp and Vic Hightower were frustrated. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services was in a rut. Meetings were called and discussions held, but few decisions were made and even less got done. People were pointing fingers and assigning blame, but nothing happened to solve Swan’s mounting problems. It felt as though they were working harder than ever but with less impact. The company Eileen and Vic had founded and built for 10 years was a different place. It just wasn’t fun anymore.

Their story is not unusual. The challenges they were facing are common, predictable, and solvable. Get A Grip tells the story of how Swan Services resolves its issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System. With the help of EOS, Eileen, Vic, and their leadership team master a set of managerial tools that allow them to get traction on their business, grow the business, and deliver better results for clients.

The story of Swan Services is a fable, but the Entrepreneurial Operating System is very real and has helped thousands of businesses worldwide. A complete entrepreneurial toolkit, EOS has helped thousands of businesses get to where they want to be.

In Get a Grip, learn how Swan Services leaders learned to develop and commit to a clear vision, establish focus, build discipline, and create a healthier and more cohesive team.

With characters and situations created from collective business experiences and stories, Get a Grip is a fable that will ring true for entrepreneurial leaders the world over and guide them to get their companies on track.

©2012 Gino Wickman and Mike Paton (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Motty Chen 09-26-16
    Motty Chen 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great practical implementation demonstration"

    great practical demonstration on how to implement the eos system though sometimes a little too artificial. taking the story aspect of it out, there are great examples of exercises and tool utilization, as well as core principals of the system

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    Kenny 09-22-16
    Kenny 09-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fable Well Done"
    Any additional comments?

    I actually like the Fable better than Traction. I think it does a great job of a somewhat realistic scenario and results.

    Reads very similar to the five Dysfunctions book and i would put it in the same category as that.

    I think it is much easier to get through Traction after reading this book

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    Christopher M. Swanson 04-13-16 Member Since 2015

    Need more reading...

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    "Excellent book for business owners and managers"

    I liked that this book walks through what the meeting structure should look like as you implement traction. Good story. Kept me wanting to read more and complete the book.

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    Pete Thomas Ypsilanti, Mi United States 12-22-15
    Pete Thomas Ypsilanti, Mi United States 12-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Like a Biography of a Business."

    Excellent story that follows the teaching of EOS to a fictional small business. Great stuff. I'm about to order the hard cover and listen to certain sections again. I listen at 2X speed and it was easy to listen and follow. Perfect compliment to Traction.

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    Jose 11-14-15
    Jose 11-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "a lot of business history"

    the book talks about 50 years of history of Koch businesses. I appreciated all the stories of what they did well and what they did. not so well. the part about creative destruction was very interesting. However, regarding the management system, I recommend the book traction and get a grip by Gino Wickman before reading this book.

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    Rory 09-08-15
    Rory 09-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabulous book! Great story to drive home key points"

    The book does a great job at explaining the Traction process in depth but against a story that makes it very relevant.

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    Christine Notarfrancesco 07-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great way to present a business concept"

    Nice approach to presenting a concept. Many days listening I felt I was the characters in the story.

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    Les Dossey Norfolk, VA 06-20-15
    Les Dossey Norfolk, VA 06-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Only the Best, Les Dossey

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    "What a fantastic way to introduce EOS"
    Where does Get a Grip rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This story is a fantastic way to introduce entrepreneurs to the the entrepreneurial operating system that is literally changing people lives


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    K. Kelly Naples, FL 04-27-15
    K. Kelly Naples, FL 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A must for any business leader"

    This book is a must read for any business manager. This is the way Traction and EOS should be implemented.

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    Rick 03-25-15
    Rick 03-25-15
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    "Traction Tools at Work"

    Great story with Traction Tools the main character. Listen or read first, before you begin your Traction journey. Share with your leaders as well.

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