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Traction

Get a Grip on Your Business
Written by: Gino Wickman
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?

All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations: personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.

The Entrepreneurial Operating System is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 2,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.

InTraction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses - and you can too.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Gino Wickman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Valuable

This book contains a ton of valuable information. A program to get a handle on your business is laid out. I have been involved in business coaching in the past and this book cleared io many things and help to see the light.

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good read

very well laid out advice for leaders to grow their business and also keep managers engaged

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Gino Wickman has written an essential book on business system and gaining traction for those that have visions but no idea how to get there

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-09-29

awesome system for running a business

Loved this book! Very actionable system for establishing new ways and working and getting everyone on the same page with the company direction.

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  • Brian Kashner
  • 2015-07-28

Best business & culture building book I've ever read.

I've read almost all of the top books written about building teams, scaling out organizations, building culture, etc. (Rockefeller habits, start with why, good to great, etc. ) and this book tops em all by far.

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  • Doctor Joe
  • 2018-07-15

Great Book

Traction was put together well and was very helpful. In my opinion it expands on the book the E Myth. I would advise any business owner and entrepreneur to read and study Traction.

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  • TERREBONNE, OR, US
  • 2018-01-07

Great business advice

What made the experience of listening to Traction the most enjoyable?

I listened to this while the startup I was working for was going through some hard times. The more I listened to it, the more I realized we were on the wrong path. When attorneys spoke to employees about their ideas on how to fix the company, I felt like I was prepared to make a good case for some change.

What did you like best about this story?

I got what I wanted out of this book and don't feel a need to read more - however if I find myself working for another startup company, it might be time to read it again.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

Lots of examples and anecdotes. Without it, this would have been a very boring book, but the plentiful real-life examples made it easy to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nothing

Any additional comments?

It makes a good point that company mantras might feel cheesy, but they are needed. If you're going through a list of ideals you want your employees to follow, you will soon realize what you want in a person that you hire - and you will realize the employees you have that don't follow your standards.

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  • Fortuna Vardeman
  • 2018-01-05

Love the concept

I love all the concept. Can’t wait to implement the structure level 10 meeting in our dental office. We have meeting but it is a hit and miss because of crazy schedule. This align with my consultant accountability preaching.
Creates less drama in the organization.

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  • Abdulhamid
  • 2017-12-23

this book is the OS of success

you should implement the EOS to make sustainable business and reduce the headache of daily activities

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  • Michael
  • Milpitas, CA, United States
  • 2015-01-15

Good nuts and bolts system for management.

I think the system is really good and well laid out. Somewhat repetitive and would probably be more useful with me hard copy of the book. But otherwise enjoyable and useful.

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  • J Becker
  • 2018-01-09

Excellent Plan for Success

I am very impressed with this systematic plan to organize and run a business. The EOS system really helped me organize all the details!

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  • eric dow
  • 2016-03-27

Amazing book!

We have implemented this system company wide! We are rolling it out in both locations!

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  • Oscar
  • 2016-05-30

MUST READ book for any organization!

Where does Traction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

When it comes to systemizing your business and implementing accountability programs, this is THE book to read up on.

What other book might you compare Traction to and why?

The E-Myth, Built To Sell, and Work The System.. All books are aimed to structure any company to become more effective and impactful

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Mostly when it was covering the accountability systems to keep everyone on track and held accountable

Any additional comments?

Seriously, regardless if your company/organization is small or big, this will help you take control of everything and have a clearer path to success

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