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    Gino Wickman(Author) Kevin Pierce(Narrator)

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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.

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  • By Career Confident on 27 April 2017

    Great book - easy to follow with a real step by step approach. Recommend it for any Business Owner/CEO etc who is finding themselves needing to clear their way through some fog and get back on it, taking their team with them

  • By ProAntidote on 18 May 2016

    Anyone who owns a business that they want to grow NEEDS to read this.

  • By Dr Paul R Holmes on 1 December 2011

    Most business books tell you what you need to do as a business owner... Traction tells you how to do it."`Traction,' by Gino Wickman, is not an easy book. The author asks whether you have a grip on your business, or your business has a grip on you. His answer is no less than a complete recipe for running a small or medium size business. He claims that by applying the principles he describes in the book, you could `eliminate all of your business-related frustrations.'The book covers what Wickman calls the Entrepreneurial Operating System, which he bases on years of real-world implementation in nearly three hundred companies. The system identifies six key components of a business: vision, people, data, issues, processes, and traction. The idea is that the manager only has to deal with these six components to prevent common problems and frustrations taking over the business and so to give the leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment.Promises like this naturally tend to invoke a certain amount of scepticism. We've seen it all before - or something like it - and it didn't work then so why would it now? In fact, Wickman has an answer to that, too, because most of the book is a very practical series of steps to take, so that with diligent application you really could expect to see considerable improvement in results, and reduction in pain.Good advice abounds. `Clarify your vision and you will make better decisions about people, processes, finances, strategies and customers' ... `It all comes down to getting the right people in the right seats' ... `What gets measured gets done' - and so on. The distinctive feature of `Traction' is the way the advice is translated into a series of tools for taking action.Wickman claims his book has no theory in it; everything there comes from experience. Actually there is some theory, even quoting such luminaries as Jim Collins and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. I would take issue with the lack of theory on some topics. Surely the discussion on identifying a unique selling point, for example, would benefit from a clear exposition of market discipline? One of my MBA students explains by analogy, theory says a cherry has a stone in the middle; imagine the impact of biting into one for the first time without the advantage of that piece of theoretical knowledge. To be fair, though, Wickman uses lots of anecdotes from his consulting experience to make up for the lack of theories derived from other people's experiences.One small but vital point I really like: the idea that what drains your energy in business is having unresolved issues hanging over you. This is something that can truly keep you awake at night. I solved that for one of my clients by having him keep a notebook at his bedside to `dump' those unresolved issues as they occurred to him. Gino Wickman offers a whole rational process for achieving the same effect. `Traction' is definitely worth a look.

  • By Dwayne on 3 June 2017

    Fantastic book for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. In terms of usefulness it's up there with the reknowned E Myth, 4 Hour Work Week and Think and Grow Rich. In other words a must book in your toolkit.

  • By DW on 24 August 2014

    This book was recommended by a business partner of mine who uses it in his companies. It's not only a "Game Changer" it's a "Business Changer"'!!!The simple strategies they use to prioritise and focus what your business does best and then organise your business so you have the "right people in the right seats", as they say, is worth multiples of your business turnover.If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, you're leaving money on the table if you're not using their strategies.10 stars in my view!


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