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

In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains,...

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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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ISBN:0887307280
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:269 pages

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

  • 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 him on his own ideas is...
  • 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 job was makin...
  • 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 idea of the ch...
  • 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'm betting I'll ne...
  • 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 you love rathe...
  • 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 required reading for...
  • 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 stages of business growt...
  • 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't. This book ...
  • 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 work in the corporate wor...
  • 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 stringent, and I ...