Joining us today is Gino Wickman, the founder of EOS Worldwide—a leadership team development company—and the creator of Entrepreneurial Leap, Rocket Fuel, and the bestseller Traction, which you have heard many founders
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[01:00] Gino talks about his entrepreneurial journey and being an EOS implementer at heart.
[02:03] Redirecting his energy toward teaching entrepreneurs and what he hopes to achieve.
[02:55] The value of having spent the past 25 years learning from established companies.
[04:03] What EOS is all about and how it serves entrepreneurs and their leadership teams.
[05:13] Identifying the need for an operating system to orchestrate and manage human energy.
[06:44] Working hands-on with clients and getting referrals—the secret to Gino’s success.
[08:32] Why he bothers with coaching and teaching despite his success.
[09:53] Gino discusses Entrepreneurial Leap and why he has a 10-year timeline for the project.
[11:09] How this book is different from the many other books on entrepreneurship out there.
[13:03] An overview of the six essential traits of a true entrepreneur.
[13:44] What it means to be a visionary versus an integrator in the context of entrepreneurship.
[15:57] The positions that are typically occupied by a visionary and integrator in an organization.
[17:07] What EOS clients do when they grow beyond the ideal 10–250 employee mark.
[19:08] The benefits of implementing EOS and Entrepreneurial Leap early on in a startup.
[20:36] The roadmap that Gino created to help aspiring entrepreneurs formulate an action plan.
[22:20] What Gino’s current work structure and team look like after selling EOS Worldwide.
[23:42] The three different ways of implementing EOS in your business.
[24:53] Doing what he loves and other reasons for Gino’s consistently high energy levels.
[27:24] Gino makes a case for the power of writing and planning with pen and paper.
Resources From The Interview:
- Gino Wickman on LinkedIn
- Entrepreneurial Leap
- Entrepreneurial Leap Website
- Rocket Fuel
- EOS Worldwide
- Must-read books: Think and Grow Rich, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and Good to Great
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