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Has your company struggled to roll EOS out to all levels of your organization? Do your employees understand why EOS is important or even what it is?

What the Heck is EOS? is for the millions of employees in companies running their businesses on EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System).

An easy and fast listen, this book answers the questions many employees have about EOS and their company:

  • What is an operating system?
  • What is EOS and why is my company using it?
  • What are the EOS foundational tools and how do they impact me?
  • What's in it for me?

Designed to engage employees in the EOS process and tools, What the Heck is EOS? uses simple, straightforward language and provides questions about each tool for managers and employees to discuss creating more ownership and buy-in at the staff level. After listening to this book, employees will not only have a better understanding of EOS but they will be more engaged, taking an active role in helping achieve your company's vision.

©2017 Gino Wickman and Tom Bouwer (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Get Ready for a WBOA

Get ready for LOA (lots of acronyms)! This mediocre book is fraught with borrowed material (from Good to Great, Game of Work, etc.) without giving credit. You will NOT want to read this book on your own as a way to gain some great new insights into goals, management, and tracking as it contains no earth-shattering RFBs (revelations for business).

The ONLY reason to read this book is if your company has recently hired a consultant who is requiring you to do so. Not saying IAB (it’s all bad). It simply puts a framework around CSAs (common sense activities).

While it's a given in business that a structure is needed for inculcating purpose and providing metrics for TAR (tracking and reporting), the constant use of acronyms in this work gets very annoying and makes you feel the author is covering up for LOLC (lack of legitimate content). One clue this is happening: when things are shortened that don't need to be (like a "Level 10" meeting being shortened to "L10"). Another: when they turn acronyms into verbs. (My personal favorite is ISD-ing!)

If your company has no formal structure and you need some, TMBTBFY (this might be the book for you). But if you’re already swimming in bureaucratic red tape, my advice is to RTOW (run the other way) because this book will only add to it.

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Perfect

It was good to read this book after reading Traction. Such a great idea to have a resource that can be given to staff so they can understand and contribute to the Organisational implementation of EOS.

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Structural benefits await

I am now more excited for the benefit of structure and accountability at my workplace. I'm looking forward to the ability I will have to better contribute and feel a part of the company as a whole.

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Great Book

should be the first one you read or listen to if you're company is running EOS.THANKS

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Basic common sense, nothing new or unique

very disappointing, the book concepts are very basic, they just come up with their own terminology to make it sound clever. it was a waste of time and money. personally, I didn't find anything useful in it, felt my intelligence insulted every other page.

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to the point syste.

measure and get to the place you want
to be. I am growing all measurable by follow this operations architecture

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Good summary of EOS

Concise and well told summary of EOS with useful outlines and questions.

Recommended for anyone seeking to improve their organization.

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EOS at work

We use this at work now. This provided a deeper understanding around the overall effect of EOS will be a net positive. Your return on investment in both short and long term goals is guaranteed.

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Repetitive and tons of testimonial filler.

This book could have been 1/5th the size.

It repeats the same thing over and over and renamed common strategies so they can act like it's their own.

Come up with goals and meet regularly to be sure everyone is on track. Be transparent about the company goals. Streamline the meetings so they don't waste time. Revisit those goals every 90 days. That's about it.

The book is also filled with a ton of "testimonials." Stuff like "I switched my seat in my company and I am now more satisfied with my job and happier."

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good general advice

I think it's just good general advice packaged in a new way. This is not a bad thing, if it helps it helps! kinda like sticking to a workout routine, I'm sure almost any routine will get you results, the key is sticking with it. ie a bowflex will not work any better then free weights, the key is doing it every day.

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  • 05-21-20

Good summary of EOS system

I read this book after reading Traction. It contains the same material but from an employee's perspective. I found it very help full and useful to obtain a fuller understanding of the system and its implementation into it work place. Easy to listen to and follow.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-19

Simple and affective way to run your business

Simple and affective way to run a business. Loved how the author used examples to explain situations. Can't believe how simple it sounds to use, and can't wait to start using it.

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  • roby bonnes
  • 07-25-21

Amazing

I have been searching for this for years. This is an amazing read/foundation for life and business. It’s a must read

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  • Gregory Cleland
  • 05-17-18

A useful slant that well supplements Traction etc

This was a really useful and practical read during our initial transition to EOS. The questions to ask was a good addition. Not just for employees by any means. It would be silly not to read this if you're interested in implementing EOS. Good job crew.