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This book is worth a fortune. Because as entrepreneurs we keep toiling ourselves but have forgotten the rhyme or reason on why we started in the first place. I discovered Mike Michalowicz after a podcaster mentioned him and he's the Man. I've seen all his videos. If you want your people to own your business and transform it into an automatic machine which is spewing out your objective while you are watching your kids play at a beach, CLOCKWORK is the thing you need.
Mike has defined it beautifully with his 4D and QBR system.
This book is like a Switch Watch in that once you start you keep ticking along to read it. Mike's approach to systems is quite fun and makes sense. I can say this with conviction as I understand systems having worked with systems for many years in various industries from laboratories to aerospace and I too am an author of a book that uses systems to help property investors (Right First Time Property Investing). Mike's book is informative and interesting and gets his audience to look at their business in a new way that will help them become focused and efficient. Learn the simple techniques and keep this book close by and don't let it become a shelf help book.
I purchased this book whilst reading Mike's previous title 'Profit First'. 'Profit First' got me hooked on Mike's wisdom and teaching style and as a result of the effect on my business that is happening from working through 'Profit First', I wanted more of Mike's business wisdom. The reviews are also 5 star for 'Clockwork'. I can see why, and it's another 5 stars from me.
Working through 'Clockwork' is, of course, a commitment, but nothing of value comes along with ease. Mike's describes every element of 'Clockwork' and it all just makes sense. It's eye-opening but also simple when you follow his guidance.
I won't give anything away in this review ( as i didn't in Profit First review ) as I recommend this book to every business owner. Buy yourself a copy and learn from Mike. The humour in the book alone will lift your day.
I wrote the next two sentences for my 'Profit First' review but I am repeating them here as they are also relevant for this title.
This book is written by a genius businessman that has been there, done it and now has the kindness and generosity to share his wisdom and knowledge with us business owners. This is real advice, from a really clever guy that is proven and not a fly by night wannabee. If you need proof, watch Mike's talks on YouTube.
Thank you, Mike, for sharing your skill and knowledge. It's making a world of difference to my business and I'm still working through your books. Thank you.
Love to see original thought in business and personal books and this certainly succeeds in that. As a bonus it is presented in a very readable and at times very humorous manner, nothing stuffy or hard to digest about this author. It really does work, as a veteran of a business for 18 years that I was finding hard to extract myself from, this has provided a well thought out path to follow. My 4 week holiday in February 2020 with zero contact with my business is booked in. Feels good.
… and sometimes you have to wake up and smell the coffee.
This book gives you a step by step guide for getting the work off of you plate and onto someone else. I now have an 18 month plan to take a 4 week holiday. I've done this before but never been completely out of the loop. I look forward to putting this in action.
If your an established business owner this is worth a read.
If you are a new business, read this and save yourself 10 years!