About the Method

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A message from Sam Carpenter:


Welcome! The Work The System Method is not theory or esoteric intellectual blather. It’s business and life management based on simple real-world mechanics: how the parts operate; how they fit together; how they’re sequenced. It’s going below the surface to see — and then manage — the processes that produce the results. There’s nothing mysterious about it. This is simply about gaining a more precise view of how the world mechanically functions and then using that better information to create the desired life-situation.

No more long anxious hours. No more anemic bottom line. All the right moves will stem from a one-time “tweak” in how you see your world. Yes, thousands of people have found freedom by going “one layer deeper.” The Work the System Method is the simple yet potent path to seizing control of your work and life; to creating plenty of time and money so you can relax in yourself…and “get what you want”! Realizing a solid profit while being able to get away any time you feel like it, spending lots of relaxed time with family and friends, and most importantly (because it’s at the root of any honest success), creating real value for those around you.

I explain this more effective way of managing business – and living life – in the fourth edition of my book, Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.

On the home page of this site, just provide your first name and email address and we’ll send you a return email with instructions on how to download the eBook.

Here are some “systems mindset” observations that I discuss in my book:

  • The world, and each of our lives, is a collection of independent systems, not a confused mass of sights, sounds and events
  • Every condition in your life, this moment, was preceded by one of these linear step-by-step systems
  • Creating our futures, these processes are executing right now, whether we see them, or not…
  • In order to create the results we want we must manage these processes
  • Yes, we are ultimately interested in results. However, results are byproducts of the systems we choose to either manage or ignore
  • Leaders tend to over-think, increasing complexity. Let’s back off, to create a simple plan based on a limited number of objectives
  • Our businesses are machines…primary systems composed of sub-systems. Yes, and so are our lives
  • We stand apart from our businesses, examining them from an “outside and slightly elevated” position
  • The world is moving FAST. Our businesses must be resilient and powerful; able to respond quickly. We accomplish this by spending our days creating super-efficient business machines, not hop-scotching around the latest management fads
  • Constant system improvement is our personal “prime time.”
  • We’re not fire-killers. We’re fire-prevention specialists
  • We learn from our errors and so we see problems as opportunities for system improvement: problems instigate system improvement
  • It’s easy to set up a business so front-line people want to be engaged…and management is listening. This is the WTS “bottom-up” strategy
  • Using certain communications tools and protocols, everyone is informed. Decisions are made quickly
  • Massive innovation in a product or service is not often possible. However, massive improvement in the existing mechanics of virtually any company can happen quickly. How? It starts with a simple mindset shift within the CEO. Then, this vision flows downward into the rest of leadership, into management, into operations and distribution, and then to the customer

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