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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Traction and the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

As we grow Bridgetown Partners, the leadership team is building the company on a foundation of systems and metrics. Systems enable everyone on the team to speak, listen, and think with a shared language and a common vocabulary. Clear metrics enable everyone to know that the ship is on course. The best metrics also give guidance on self-correction.

Many books offer advice on systems and metrics: E-Myth by Michael Gerber and Scaling Up by Verne Harnish are two well-known titles. After exploring several methodologies, I have chosen to base Bridgetown’s systems on Traction by Gino Wickman. Bridgetown has great momentum. By refining our tools, we will accelerate our growth.

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Focus on the One Thing

Focusing Question: What's the one thing I can do right now to make everything else easier or unnecessary? From The One Thing by Gary Keller + Jay Papasan

We live in a world of distractions. As business leaders, we always have many things to do and limited time in which to do them.

What if we could cut through the clutter and get better results in less time? The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan offers some ideas.

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