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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.
This book has a casual self-published feel, for sure, but as a disorganized ADDer, I liked a lot of the suggestions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Megan
I really, really recommend this book. There are tips in here I've never seen before, and I've read quite a few books about organization. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by J. Christensen
Frankly, this was purchased as a gag gift to be presented at a holiday party to a person who has easily the most notoriously messy desk in the world.Published on January 6, 2013 by Marion L. Erwin
I bought this book for 2 other people who struggle as I do. The suggestions of how to place furniture and items in my office really did the trick! Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Some where in the world
Liz Franklin bills herself as a "Cubicle Anthropologist". She strikes me as just another Californian with a weird approach to a simple topic: keeping clutter out of your life. Read morePublished on November 11, 2008 by Jerry Saperstein
There are some very nice reviews already listed, but I think this book still deserves praise. If this Bk got more marketing, I'd bet it would be on the national best seller's... Read morePublished on September 25, 2008 by A. Wilson
I've always lived in "organized chaos", desperately trying to conform to someone else's idea of organization but after reading Liz's book, I realize that I would NEVER get... Read morePublished on September 16, 2008 by Lea Mishell
I have bought nearly every book on organization from many how-to gurus. None really helped. Thinking back, they were stuffy and complicated with stale, rigid rules. Read morePublished on July 22, 2008 by Just me