Get A Grip

Author: Gino Wickman
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781939529824
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Traction

Author: Gino Wickman
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1936661829
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics

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. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. In Traction, 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. For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.

Rocket Fuel

Author: Gino Wickman
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781941631157
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Business & Economics

You’re a Visionary. That’s the problem. You’ve already founded a successful business and have clear ideas for the future of your company. This has worked for you so far, but now business has stalled, and you’ve become overwhelmed, stuck, and frustrated. You may have a hunch that something or someone is missing – and you’re right. A great Visionary is only half of the equation for launching a company toward success. A solid partnership is the key to helping your business soar, and you need someone else to play a crucial role in taking your business to its maximum level. Enter the Integrator. This is the Visionary’s complement who has a talent for moving ideas forward: keeping varying tasks and schedules aligned, creating focus and accountability, and ensuring cohesion of people and processes. In other words, the Integrator takes a vision and executes it. From the author of the bestselling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can thrive, and even offers advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another. Rocket Fuel also offers assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator so you can recognize your needs and then find the best partner to suit them. Without an Integrator, a Visionary is far less likely to succeed long-term ,and realize the company’s ultimate goals—likewise, with no Visionary, an Integrator can’t rise to his or her full potential. When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, they have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization. Rocket Fuel is here. Time to ignite the booster for your next level. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.

How to Be a Great Boss

Author: Gino Wickman
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781942952855
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

If your employees brought their “A-Game” to work every day, what would it mean for your company’s performance? Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thing—a great boss. In How to Be a Great Boss, Gino Wickman and Rene’ Boer present a straightforward, practical approach to help bosses at all levels of an organization get the most from their people. They share time-tested tools that have worked for more than 30,000 bosses in every industry. You can learn to be a great boss—and dramatically improve both your organization’s performance and your team’s excitement about their work. In this book you will discover: How to surround yourself with great people How to make more effective use of your time The difference between leadership and management and why they’re equally important The five leadership practices and five management practices of all great bosses How to create accountability How to develop productive, relationships with each of your people How to deal with direct reports that don’t meet your expectations How to Be a Great Boss provides practical tools that you can apply immediately with your people, allowing you to focus on improving and growing your organization and truly enjoy what you do.

Make the Noise Go Away

Author: Larry G. Linne with Ken Koller
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781936236749
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Many entrepreneurs embrace the challenge of being their own boss; they desire freedom—both financial and temporal. But, often, the business consumes both time and money and ends up owning the owner. In Make the Noise Go Away, author Larry G. Linne discusses thirteen principles to help business owners reclaim their freedom. Written in parable style, Make the Noise Go Away follows business owner Jim Clancy and second-in-command Brett Giles at Golden Electric Supply. During a weekend retreat at a quiet mountain cabin, the two executives discuss the principles and strategies that make Jim’s noise—all the worries and concerns about his business—go away and allow Brett’s job to be more enjoyable and successful. They talk about important skills and concepts such as maintaining upward communication, setting priorities, practicing effective problem solving, and introducing new ideas. Targeted to both first- and second-in-commands, Make the Noise Go Away provides insights on decision-making skills, methods to protect and nurture great CEO ideas, and strategies for managing the perception of the business by important third parties. With concrete takeaways and tools for implementation, this guide helps clear the way for productivity and success for today’s business executives and their seconds-in-command.

The Age of Speed

Author: Vince Poscente
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345506191
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Argues that the speed and stimulation characteristic of twenty-first-century business life are conditions to be sought out and encouraged, and provides examples and advice for managing rapid change. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Traction

Author: Gabriel Weinberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698411876
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Most startups don’t fail because they can’t build a product. Most startups fail because they can’t get traction. Startup advice tends to be a lot of platitudes repackaged with new buzzwords, but Traction is something else entirely. As Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares learned from their own experiences, building a successful company is hard. For every startup that grows to the point where it can go public or be profitably acquired, hundreds of others sputter and die. Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to success isn’t the originality of your offering, the brilliance of your team, or how much money you raise. It’s how consistently you can grow and acquire new customers (or, for a free service, users). That’s called traction, and it makes everything else easier—fund-raising, hiring, press, partnerships, acquisitions. Talk is cheap, but traction is hard evidence that you’re on the right path. Traction will teach you the nineteen channels you can use to build a customer base, and how to pick the right ones for your business. It draws on inter-views with more than forty successful founders, including Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (reddit), Paul English (Kayak), and Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot). You’ll learn, for example, how to: ·Find and use offline ads and other channels your competitors probably aren’t using ·Get targeted media coverage that will help you reach more customers ·Boost the effectiveness of your email marketing campaigns by automating staggered sets of prompts and updates ·Improve your search engine rankings and advertising through online tools and research Weinberg and Mares know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution; every startup faces unique challenges and will benefit from a blend of these nineteen traction channels. They offer a three-step framework (called Bullseye) to figure out which ones will work best for your business. But no matter how you apply them, the lessons and examples in Traction will help you create and sustain the growth your business desperately needs. From the Hardcover edition.

Earn It The Tools You Need to Earn the Money You Want

Author: Jill E. Young
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483461762
Release Date: 2016-12-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Every business owner has been faced with an employee asking, “Can I have a raise?” Whether their performance is good, adequate, or terrible, employees often lack clarity about how to connect their performance to the value they create for the company. Earn It! is a how-to manual to begin that conversation. Directed toward employees of growth-oriented companies, Earn It! is a step-by-step guide that creates awareness in the reader about how to contribute at a higher level and then builds an action plan for getting there. Author Jill Young serves as an approachable coach and cheerleader. The practical advice she offers can help anyone understand how to deliver a star performance. She wrote this book to give you, the manager, a way to answer the “raise” question: with a smile, a copy of Earn It!, and an invitation to “read this and come talk with me in a few weeks.” Jill hopes to widen the path to success by helping everyone in the organization thrive as they work toward a shared vision.

American Dream

Author: Jason Navallo
Publisher: Navallo Publishing
ISBN: 9781539089575
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Self-Help


Finish Big

Author: Bo Burlingham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101623015
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Business & Economics

“No two exit experiences are exactly alike. Some people wind up happy with the process and satisfied with the way it turned out while others look back on it as a nightmare. The question I hope to answer in this book is why. What did the people with ‘good’ exits do differently from those who’d had ‘bad’ exits?” When pioneering business journalist and Inc. magazine editor at large Bo Burlingham wrote Small Giants, it became an instant classic for its original take on a common business problem—how to handle the pressure to grow. Now Burlingham is back to tackle an even more common problem—how to exit your company well. Sooner or later, all entrepreneurs leave their businesses and all businesses get sold, given away, or liquidated. Whatever your preferred outcome, you need to start planning for it while you still have time and options. The beautiful part is that if you start early enough, the process will lead you to build a better, stronger, more resilient company, as well as one with a higher market value. Unfortunately, most owners don’t start early enough—and pay a steep price for their procrastination. Burlingham interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs across a range of industries and identified eight key factors that determine whether owners are happy after leaving their businesses. His book showcases the insights, exit plans, and cautionary tales of entrepreneurs such as Ray Pagano: founder of a leading manufacturer of housings for security cameras. He turned down a bid for his company and instead changed his management style, resulting in a subsequent sale for four times the original offer. Bill Niman: founder of the iconic Niman Ranch, which revolutionized the meat industry. He learned about unhappy exits when he was forced to sell to private equity investors, leaving him with nothing to show for his thirty-five years in business. Gary Hirshberg: founder of organic yogurt pioneer Stonyfield Farm. He pulled off the nearly impossible task of finding a large company that would buy out his 275 small investors at a premium price while letting him retain complete control of the business. Through such stories, Burlingham offers an illuminating and inspirational guide to one of the most stressful, and yet potentially rewarding, processes business owners must go through. And he explores the emotional challenges they face at every step of the way. At the end of the day, owning a business is about more than selling goods and services. It’s about making choices that shape your entire life, both professional and personal. Finish Big helps you figure out how to face your future with confidence and be able to someday look back on your journey with pride.

The Overwhelmed Brain

Author: Paul Colaianni
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781612436586
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Self-Help

EXPERT ADVICE ON PERSONAL GROWTH AND DECISION-MAKING FOR DEEPER THINKERS WHO WANT MORE THAN AFFIRMATIONS AND CLICHES Your stress, anxiety and negative thoughts are huge obstacles to happiness. You must learn to make healthy decisions and place your needs first. This book, The Overwhelmed Brain, provides proven methodologies for smarter, actionable ways to: •Be true to yourself •Build positive relationships •Overcome stress and anxiety •Stop self-sabotage •Make smart decisions •Rise above your fears With tips, anecdotes, exercises and expert advice from popular life coach and podcaster Paul Colaianni, The Overwhelmed Brain will empower you to take control over your emotional well-being and act on your dreams, goals and values.

What the Heck Is EOS

Author: Gino Wickman
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 9781944648831
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Business & Economics

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 read, 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 reading 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.

How to Get a Grip

Author: Matthew Kimberley
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 1843583283
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Humor

Provides no-nonsense lessons in life in a language that you will appreciate straight from the successful blog www.howtogetagrip.com.

The Worst Business Model in the World

Author: Danny Schuman
Publisher:
ISBN: 069206852X
Release Date: 2018-06-18
Genre:

There's never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. The question is, what kind of entrepreneur will you be?If your sole purpose in life is amassing money, you may want to try a different book.If you crave the flexibility to be passionate, original, and unabashedly enthusiastic about what you do, create work that could excite you on a daily basis, and still earn you enough money to not have to worry about money, The Worst Business Model in the World may be calling your name. It's about doing what you're passionate about and good at, and taking the strategic steps to create a business around that passion. It's about leaving a 9-5 job behind not knowing if you'll match your income level but confident that you'll exceed your happiness level.Backed by interviews with more than 100 entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries, The Worst Business Model in the World provides strategic advice for the real problems entrepreneurs face, whether you're a veteran entrepreneur or on your way to becoming one. Author Danny Schuman lays out a roadmap to help you stay stubbornly and blissfully independent, so you can spend more time doing what you love and less time doing what you hate. Featuring 24 insights, each with an actionable tool, this book will help fill your wallet, feed your heart, and lift you up to the place you really want to be, so you can do all the things you're good at with less pain, enough profits, and more joy.