Eileen and Vic are frustrated business owners. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services is in a rut. Meetings are called and discussions held, but few decisions are made and even less gets done. People point fingers and assign blame, but nothing is happening to solve Swan’s mounting problems. It feels as though they’re working harder than ever, but with less impact. The company Eileen and Vic had founded and built for 10 years is different. It just isn’t fun anymore.

Their story is not unusual. The challenges they face are common, predictable, and solvable. Get A Grip tells the story of how Swan Services resolves their issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, a real-world toolkit used by thousands of thriving businesses.

Using familiar situations, real-world characters and detailed, fully-applied tools, Get A Grip vividly illustrates the right way to implement EOS® in an enjoyable fable format, making it easy for you to translate this story into results for your own business.


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Gino Wickman’s first book Traction, describing his Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), is already one of the great improvement game plans for business owners in America. Here, in his new brainstorm with coauthor Mike Paton, he takes entrepreneurial readers through a single story to show how every advantage of implementing EOS can actually become a practical reality in their own businesses.

Dan Sullivan The Strategic Coach