Work The System


Work The System by Sam Carpenter is an enlightening book that presents a systematic approach to business operations. As a growth marketer, entrepreneur, and digital nomad since 2016, I've found this book to be an essential guide in optimising my business processes. In this review, I'll share how the principles from Work The System have helped streamline my operations and increase efficiency.

Book Information

  • Title: Work The System - The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less
  • Author: Sam Carpenter
  • Genre: Business, Productivity
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
  • Publication Date: 1 May 2019


Work The System introduces the concept of "working the system" - a systematic approach to business operations that helps entrepreneurs work less, make more, and create a business that runs smoothly. Carpenter argues that by identifying and refining systems in every part of your business, you can achieve dramatic improvements in productivity and efficiency.

Analysis and Evaluation

Carpenter's writing is clear and his approach to business operations is systematic and actionable. His insights into systems and processes are backed by his own experiences, making the book a valuable resource for entrepreneurs looking to optimise their operations.

Personal Reflection

As a growth marketer and entrepreneur, I've found Work The System to be transformative. By applying Carpenter's approach, I've been able to streamline my operations, enhance my productivity, and make my business run more smoothly.

As a digital nomad, the principles of Work The System have also been instrumental in managing my business operations while travelling. They have allowed me to maintain a high level of efficiency, even in a constantly changing environment, contributing significantly to the success of my nomadic entrepreneurship journey.


Work The System by Sam Carpenter is a must-read for any entrepreneur seeking to optimise their business operations. It provides invaluable insights and practical strategies for working less, making more, and creating a business that runs smoothly. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a growth marketer, or anyone seeking to enhance their productivity, Work The System offers a comprehensive guide to the simple mechanics of making more and working less.

About Ewoud

Ewoud Uphof

Ewoud Uphof is an experienced Growth Hacker, certified funnel optimiser and investor.

In the past decade he has co-founded multiple companies. As Head of Growth he has helped grow 50+ companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals. He has worked for Camptoo,, Sophia Mae, Koffievoordeel and many more.

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