The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge

When people are looking down the barrel of failure in their lives, they will do whatever it takes to get themselves moving…
…you already know how to do everthing it takes to make yourself an outrageous success.
-Jeff Olson, Author of The Slight Edge

Jeff Olson is a business leader, CEO, and a perpetual student of personal development. He has spent years observing business professionals, especially himself. After watching people make and lose fortunes in business, athletics, and other worthy endeavors, Olson documented the patterns of survival, failure, success, and self-sabotage that all of us experience.

Humans are pattern-recognition engines. When we see a pattern and when we know what to do about it, we can improve our results. That’s one of the messages of The Slight Edge.

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Accelerating Teamwork

Who, Not How. Accelerating Teamwork.

The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) as described in the book Traction consists of six components. The second component, People, focuses on attracting the right people to the team and putting them in the right positions within the organization.

Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy, is a book that explores one way that people can come together to form effective organizations.

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People + EOS

One thing I admire about the book Traction: The author borrows business concepts from other books, while giving generous credit to each source. For example:

  • The idea of getting the right people in the right seats comes from the book Good to Great by Jim Collins.
  • Organizing a business around three key components (finance, marketing, and operations) comes from Michael Gerber’s E-Myth Revisited.

The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) adds value by molding these concepts into useful tools. This post discusses tools that leaders need when interacting with their team.

EOS Accountability Chart - Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

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Time Saver on macOS: Un-Check Reviews

Does macOS ask you to review software at inconvenient times, like when you’re scrambling to meet a deadline? Here’s how to stop the request from popping up.

macOS Microsoft Review Request

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Vision + EOS

Vision and the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

This article is part of a series on Traction and the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). EOS is a set of tools that enables a business leader to grow a company while maintaining sanity. Today’s EOS component: Vision.

Most entrepreneurs can see their vision clearly. Problems arise if they assume that everyone else in the organization can see it, too. But humans are not mind-readers. We can only see the vision of another person if that vision is communicated clearly and with intention. EOS solves the vision problem with the Vision/Traction Organizer (V/TO). Let’s explore.

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