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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.

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

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

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Excellent Resource

I’ve read Traction and to be honest I wish I read this one first! It makes the whole structure easier to understand on a more general level, then reading traction gets into the nitty-gritty.

Great read!

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  • KyleStyle
  • 2018-04-04

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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  • El Barto
  • 2021-03-26

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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  • CalEd
  • 2019-12-24

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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  • Sandra Julian
  • 2019-06-29

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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  • Lace
  • 2018-11-22

Great Book

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

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  • CEM
  • 2021-04-10

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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  • James Netzer
  • 2021-03-04

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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  • Ryan O Kreps
  • 2020-12-21

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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  • Kimberly Pettit
  • 2020-11-03

Get to the point!

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. Boring Boring Boring. My 15 words

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  • Dan maynard
  • 2020-11-01

Cant wait to start EOS

loved this book and can't wait to begin the next step and read the traction book