(Franklin) sprinkles her advice with amusing asides, turning what could otherwise be a dull subject into an entertaining read. -- Barbara Sloane, The Montclarion, January 17, 2003
Franklins book is full of laughs and useful information for organizing office space. -- Jennifer Baldwin, ANG Newspapers, December 31, 2002
I loved your book! I am definitely a cross dominate! Good luck with it--it's a gem! -- Pat Stirnkorb, The Fairfield Echo, February 6, 2003The Fairfield Echo
About the Author
Liz Franklin started her first business at the age of 15. A capitalist even during the hippie era, she designed and sold her own jewelry. At the ripe old age of 19, she decided that being a business secretary was the key to a glorious future. After telling her bosses how they could run their businesses better, she was heartily invited to join the ranks of the self-unemployed. Never daunted, she turned her back on free government cash to forge a new career as a business writer.
As people watched her work and observed her breathtaking sense of organization, some of them begin asking her for help. Being the daughter of a rocket scientist and a Virgo, Liz is a natural organizer. You can often find her in better restaurants, carefully placing the silverware at exact right angles and alphabetizing all the floral arrangements.
In 1978 Liz founded The Franklin Organization (now Franklinizer), to root out and cure the underlying causes of disorganization. It worked: the problems did not occur again. (Liz has often observed that standard "time management" and organizing recommendations simply do not worka dilemma she attributes to methods that address only the symptoms, and not the causes, of disorganization.)
The better she got at organizing, the more money her clients made. As she reassured them they were not crazy and that there was a motive behind what others saw as their madness, she realized they were also becoming incredibly relaxed and prosperous.
Today Liz works with individuals and businesses, reducing the workloads, streamlining their workflow, and increasing their income. One of her clients realized a 700% increase in 8 months. Another went from a personal income of $24,000 a year to $176,000 a year in one year. A third made an extra $200,000 on one business deal due to improved organization.
Liz wrote How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson to counter the traditional organizing books that insist on boring stuff like discipline, standardization and regulationstuff we all know doesnt work.