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Clockwork

Design Your Business to Run Itself
Narrated by: Mike Michalowicz
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

Do you worry that your business will collapse without your constant presence? Are you sacrificing your family, friendships, and freedom to keep your business alive? What if instead your business could run itself, freeing you to do what you love when you want, while it continues to grow and turn a profit?

It's possible. And it's easier than you think.

If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you're bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash. 

Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business best sellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real-life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient. 

Among other powerful strategies, you will discover how to:

  • Make your employees act like owners: Free yourself from micromanaging by using a simple technique to empower your people to make smart decisions without you. 
  • Pinpoint your business's most important function: Unleash incredible efficiency by identifying and focusing everyone on the one function that is most crucial to your business.
  • Know what to fix next: Most entrepreneurs try to fix every inefficiency at once and end up fixing nothing. Use the "weakest link in the chain" method to find the one fix that will add the most value now.

Whether you have a staff of one, 100, or somewhere in between, whether you're a new entrepreneur or have been overworked and overstressed for years, Clockwork is your path to finally making your business work for you.

©2018 Mike Michalowicz (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Another great business book

Really enjoyed Clockwork, I think the 4 week holiday maybe a bit of a pipedream at the moment, but I will definitely implement a lot of the strategies mentioned in the book. Mike is a great resource for entrepreneurs, and he comes across as if he does personally care about how well your business, and by extention your life, is doing.

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Runs like....

... Clockwork. Loads of good inspirational ideas for making your business perform efficiently. Off to implement the suggestions. Highly recommended.

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As good as Mike M's previous work, if not better.

Lots of actionable content with his customary great humour and style. I've read all his books and the represent a great library of information for any budding or active entrepreneur.

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A fantastic follow up to Profit First

After reading and implementing Profit First, it was clear that Mike knows what he is talking about. It made a big difference to my mindset but also financially.

I listened to Clockwork within a week and already started seeing how it could be hugely beneficial to me and countless other small businesses.

He is one of the best narrators - easy to follow, funny but also very serious in terms of the message.

Looking forward to making my business run like clockwork!

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another masterpiece

for the entrepreneur and small business person. it's a must.

worth a listen did it in 1 sitting

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Solid logical processes.

Stirred up some fresh ideas and also provided a different perspective on the challenges faced in growing a business - and avoiding burn out. Rob. Little Man Coffee.

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If you already read any of Mike’s other books you will know what to expect .... yet he still superseded my expectations.
Any entrepreneurs should read Clockwork. Books are now purchased for our team to read the book too. Excited to redesign our businesses to run as Clockwork. Thank you Mike. Hope to meet you one day

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Essential reading ...

Another excellent book from Mike Michalowicz and essential reading for anyone wanting to improve their and their business performance.

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The Best?

The author's style may polarise readers and listeners. Mike's style is engaging. The content is driving change within the management team in my company.

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A game changer for scaling a business

This is a great listen for any entrepreneur who wants to scale their business. You want at least 1 axtionable insight from every book and there are at least 10 real gems here. game changer.

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  • 22-09-18

I didn’t want to finish the last hour

If you want to hear the same things repeated over and over for 7 hours this is the book for you.

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  • Pierre
  • 30-10-18

Simple, Easy & Quick to Implement Tools

I found this book, simple, to the point and easy to implement the recommended ideas and tools, it has already made a significant impact on how I run my small business.

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  • Demetri Chambers
  • 25-10-18

I really gained a lot from this book

This is a great book for anyone who is ready and willing to go to the next level in their business. I wish I had read it a long time ago.

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  • Andrew
  • 13-10-18

What we needed...BADLY!

November 1, 2019 this book will have served it’s purpose… I will be out of the office and on a vacation wherever I want to be for four weeks :-) thank you Michael

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  • Kristen Bowen
  • 26-09-18

Clock Work

My biggest takeaway from this book was I was creating more work for me by having my team come back and ask questions. I am making the transition to letting them know the outcome and then decide how to get their themselves. It has been a game changer for me. Hard but so worth it.

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  • Dustin S.
  • 23-11-18

a must read

amazing content, a must read for any business owner, extremely helpful insight, I highly recommend

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  • 20-11-18

Must Read for Business Owners!

I have read every book in the series from Mike Michalowicz, and each one has made a positive impact on the way I operate my businesses...Clockwork is no exception and does not disappoint! Using the roadmap provided, I have set up two businesses to run nearly on autopilot. After we finish applying all the principles from Clockwork, my wife and I will be taking 4 months off next Spring to travel cross country in our RV! Thanks Mike! Whatever topic is next, I look forward to reading and applying it to help "eradicate (my own) entrepreneurial poverty!"

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-18

This Book was Amazing!

I really didn't know the impact it had on me until I went through my work week last week with new perspectives and new questions, all based on Clockwork. Totally changed my way of thinking about my business. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-18

Great book

This is a great tool for any business owner. This is a powerful formula to take your business to a new high.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-18

awesome

great job. loved this book and story was great. another great read and listen from Mike. I will be continuing to use these methods while building my company