‘Work the System’ flash interview with Sam Carpenter

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I spent the morning with Sam Carpenter, author of “Work the System“. It’s a book I was exposed to by one of our Maverick1000 members on our South Africa World Cup Expedition. I’ve read Michael Gerber’s E-Myth book and loved the point of working ‘on your business not in your business’ but there was never really an explanation on how to do just that. Sam’s material was the first resource that actually made me feel like I could create more stream-lined systems out of our operations. Check out this quick 20-minute of Sam and I hanging out in my library and let me know what you think by leaving a comment… then do yourself a favor and buy his book.



  1. Ed Herbert
    June 20, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Hey Yanik!

    FYI, Gerber has a book “E-Myth Mastery” which is a heavy read and walks a biz owner through each step of systemizing their business and is based right off EMyth Worldwide’s (Gerbers actual small business coaching company) “Emyth Mastery” program where a coach works with the biz owner for 12 months and effectively puts them in a position to remove themselves from working “IN” their biz to working “ON” it.

  2. June 20, 2011, 10:01 pm

    @Ed – thanks, I have not seen that book. I’ll check it out.

  3. James Hughes
    July 3, 2011, 2:57 pm

    Hi Yanick

    Great video.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Will be watching your blog closely.

    Best regards


  4. July 16, 2011, 7:39 am

    Hello Yanik Silver,

    Since I do believe in the ‘Work On’ your Business part, I had a look at this interview. I have worked in a call centre once, (also worked as a Creative Sales Support Employee at one of the Major Record Companies more than 10 year ago) and when I looked at this interview the Creative part in me was thinking of several way’s I could possibly distroy a book with such a title. However the Technical person in me has a somewhat more open mind.

    I do think that there is a possibility that – especially for creative people – it might possibly be helpful to create a little more structure in their activities. I was already thinking along those lines of writing out some sort of documentation and creating a little more structure, and to possibly stream line things a little more. It reminds me of how in my Military Service we also had documentation, manuals for specific tasks.

    When I feel I need to borrow a little more ‘Leftbrain Power’
    I might actually buy it. :)

    Thanks for your post,

    To your Happy – Home Business – Inspiration,

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