Top positive review
Reviewed in Canada on February 11, 2019
A prescriptive description of how to run a business in what the author calls the EOS way. I can’t comment on how effective it is as we haven’t implemented it yet, but there are certainly many valuable ideas and I can imagine how everything goes together from this book. It was engaging and easy to follow along.
My only frustration was how often the book fell into this pattern: “Technique X will improve your business by solving this stated problem. Company Y was struggling with the problem. Then they implemented technique X. Now they experience Z% growth every year. We have tried this with over 400 businesses and they all do it exactly this way, and it works.”
Everything from Company Y onwards was unnecessary and didn’t go into enough detail to really justify that implementing said technique really lead to the growth they claim. Just struck me as self congratulatory sales talk. Reminds me, as business books often do, that the author is a consultant who makes his real bread and butter selling his time, and made the book feel more like an ad than a guide at times.
Still, overall a really good read and lots of things in here I hope to have the chance to try over the next while.