The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs. An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrep...

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Title:The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Author:Michael E. Gerber
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Genres:Business
ISBN:The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:269 pages pages

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It Reviews

  • Amit
    Feb 13, 2013
    Recommended reading for entrepreneurs. Notes: Work on your business, not in it. A company is supposed to grow and it will not grow if you only care about the technical work Build the company as a set of systems that could be copied for repeatable success. Clearly define and ...
  • Christopher
    Dec 02, 2007
    About half a dozen important ideas buried in a mass of cloying, poorly written prose. The 268 pages dedicated to this text could have been cut to 60 and the book would have been better for it. As it is, prepare to skim. The author's habit of inventing characters that compliment h...
  • Wellington
    Jan 28, 2008
    This is a fine book showing some of the flaws of small businesses and why so many fail. The author uses a fictional small business owner who started a pie shop and running herself ragged. She has a great gift in making pies but is burning herself out. She was thinking about how she her...
  • Meg
    Feb 04, 2009
    I read this a few years ago. It was the text for one of my husband's business classes. He said it was a good book... and I said, "WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?" (qualifies as one of the most rare phrases to escape his gorgeous lips) So I had to read it, see. It's actually pretty amazing. I...
  • Nicholas
    Jan 19, 2009
    The general stuff was good. A lot of the specifics are born out of an older era of thinking. Just think of those few innovative companies that did away with the organizational charts. Think of those companies that laugh at it because it doesn't reflect reality. But is that because the ...
  • Melissa Jill
    Oct 10, 2008
    This book is one of the most highly acclaimed reads for small business owners. I started listening to it on CD a few years ago and then got distracted and just finished it recently. I got the gist of the message a few years back and it truly shaped my business and focus from that point...
  • Chad Warner
    Apr 04, 2010
    This book tells how to get your business to run without you. It shows how to work on your business, not in it. It explains how to get your people to work without your interference. It tells how to systematize so the business could be replicated 5,000 times. It shows how to do the work ...
  • Dillon
    Mar 05, 2017
    seems like good solid advice. I won't rate it because I'm not a small-business owner and can't say firsthand if the stuff works or not, but I'm sure it does. Here are some things from the book: - systematize as much as possible - people, organization, management, marketing - make t...
  • Jeff
    Nov 25, 2010
    Outstanding. Second time I've read it, better this time around. If you are starting a new business or organization, this is a must-read. Some takeaways: The Entrepreneur, the Technician, the Manager. The true product of a business isn't what it sells but how it sells it. Th...
  • Chris
    Jun 19, 2010
    I skimmed this book five years ago after hearing about it from some North Point staff members. I thought I understood the basic ideas, so for the last five years the book sat on my shelf. Until this week. I had a chance to listen to the book this week, and will likely add it as require...
  • Brandon Allen
    Dec 07, 2009
    The E-Myth is an important read for inspiring entrepreneurs if for no other reason than to keep you on track with doing what?s important for your business. Specifically making sure that you are always working on your business. The overall message of this book is for small business...
  • Travis
    Jul 10, 2011
    If it weren't for the condescending, overly-simplistic, overly-drawn out, incessantly repetitive tone of this book, it would be good--it does have meaningful concepts, it just should have been twenty pages long. I've spent years working in consulting where process works when people don...
  • Sophie
    Feb 02, 2016
    The The E-Myth Revisited deals with two major misconceptions about running a business: that every small business owner is an entrepreneur and the assumption that working on your business is the same as working in your business. This book is an absolute must-read for business owners and...
  • Daniel Taylor
    Jul 01, 2011
    Self-employment does not make you an entrepreneur. In this classic, Gerber highlights the three functions in a business: the Entrepreneur, the Manager, and the Technician. Self-employed people stay on the Technician-level and thus limit themselves. He then moves onto the three st...
  • Jim
    Apr 21, 2011
    One of the worst titles for one of the best business books I've read in a long time. The "E Myth" stands for the "Entrepreneur myth" which, in Gerber's opinion, has caused many small American businesses to fail. Gerber believes that the notion that people of a certain type drive succes...
  • Omar Halabieh
    Aug 26, 2012
    The book revolves around a central idea, that there exists a myth ("E-Myth") which states: "Small businesses are started by entrepreneurs risking capital to make a profit. This is simply not so. The real reasons people start businesses have little to do with entrepreneurship. In fact, ...
  • Chris Mower
    Aug 06, 2011
    I've read this book 3 times now over the past 5 years... well, I read it once very thoroughly and marked it up with highlights and notes... then read/skimmed it the second and third times... truth is it drives me nuts when people invent characters/dialogue in these types of books, and ...
  • Robert
    Aug 19, 2012
    "A life laking in comprehensive structure is an aimless wreck. The absence of structure breads breakdown" - Quote from The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler. So Mr. Gerber makes the point that in a broken world our businesses need to be the shelter from the chaos with what Mr. Gerber calls "Im...
  • Mohammad
    May 04, 2017
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  • Toma
    Nov 26, 2017
    I definitely recommend this book to any aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner. ...
  • Farnoosh Brock
    Jul 04, 2013
    It felt like overnight MBA school. Or better. A 5-star through and through. I never got my MBA. I've build a 6-figure business after resigning from my long corporate career, and I'm never going to go for the MBA, but listening to Michael Gerber's E-Myth Revisited book, I feel like ...
  • Filipe Lemos
    Jul 15, 2013
    This book is appears in all must-read-business-books-lists. Well, not on mine. While I agree that standardization of processes can go long way, the McDonald's of the world already exist. Trying to create another one, is as likely as to aiming to be the next Facebook. The way I w...
  • Mario Tomic
    Mar 31, 2013
    This book is an absolute MUST READ for anyone looking to start or manage a business. It's evergreen wisdom that will give you a nice foundation how to plan your business and the proper way to manage it. Even if you don't wanna start your own company this book will definitely help you u...
  • Khánh Trình
    Sep 30, 2014
    Sch vi?t ??n gi?n, d? hi?u, c? th? h?n so v?i Lean Startup. Hi?u cho ?ng th lm business lc no c?ng c?n ki?m ??nh t?ng t??ng m?i c?a ng??i qu?n l, ?i h?i ng??i qu?n l ph?i c t? duy ??i m?i lin t?c. Sc...
  • Patrick Sherriff
    Feb 17, 2018
    I am a small business owner, or at least I thought I was before I read this book, but now I realise I'm not. Yes, I'm a self-employed English language teacher in Japan, but what I have isn't a business so much as a job. The crucial difference being what happens if you stop pedalling. I...
  • Rob Dudek
    Feb 01, 2015
    This book is a must read! Throughout the whole book I felt like Mr. Gerber was talking directly to me. As a small business owner I must admit, I wish I had read this book sooner - it highlighted some of the mistakes I had made, as well explained certain processes and why they had occur...
  • Alex Stevenson
    Feb 22, 2015
    Hands down the best book on business I've read yet. You often hear the same generic motivational narrative and watered down advice over and over. This book was the complete opposite - it shows you the core of what a business really is and gives you practical advice on starting a succes...
  • Elise Edmonds
    Apr 20, 2015
    The principles in this book are very good, and I think Gerber nails the reasons why so many small businesses fail. The distinction between the roles of Entrepreneur, Technician and Manager are well thought out and reflect reality. The systems Gerber recommends putting into place are...
  • Louai Roumani
    Jun 28, 2017
    I am usually very skeptical about business books; there seems to be an endless stream of new books underlying 'revolutionary' theories on what to do and what not to do in business. Some say you should plan more, others insist the way to go is not to plan; and so on. In spite of this sk...
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    Aug 30, 2017
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