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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • kfl
  • 2022-07-19

Fantastic Structural Layout

This is such an easy-to-follow explanation of what EOS is, its benefits, and structural layout. It provides a straight forward plan for implementing and operating through EOS. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-06-28

Game changer

I found myself replaying alot of the book over just to embed it in me. The narrator was very engaging & easy to listen to. There was alot of information to listen to, but well worth it. I think EOS should be implemented in all companies. I feel alot of what I've learned is what I've always believed, So, it works hand & hand with my core values.

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  • Tova
  • 2022-06-14

mildly interesting.

a little fascist and mildly interesting. some key principles are new but mostly just another be good and get to work push.

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  • Michelle Russell
  • 2022-05-26

Every company needs this!

Small business owners and large can use the wisdom from this series of books. I began with rocket fuel, moved on to Traction, EOS, and purchased this to test out on my employees. I cannot rave enough about the benefits of implementing these books. I and my entire company are grateful to you for not just improving our bottom line but our entire “family” in our company- as we all work together to improve and grow in every possible way.

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  • Amanda M. King
  • 2022-03-13

great books for leaders even those without titles

this was a breeze to get through. I absolutely loved it because as a technician it specifically put the concept of Team Management as an operating system and I understood the concept very easily. additionally it gave me a better mindset to take to my team about how we all should be operating. I'm not a supervisor so the best I can do is lead by example. If I can get everyone on board, it would make my job easier.