If you are looking for a book that will change your way of thinking about running your business, this is it. E-Myth Mastery provided me with plenty of examples of the different roles in a business and what it takes to own and run a business. BTW - They are not the same characteristics.
I attended a recent lecture by Michael in 2005 and have also read e-Myth Revisted three times.
You are either a dreamer and love "climbing" or not.
I think the reviews above are a great example of the ones who truly can not climb. They are not truly driven. If they were then they may understand his story in e-Myth Mastery...its his story, his life story. In good and bad times he built a world class company. To call the telling of ones life "mindless dribble" is all to telling as to why an entrepreneur will want to look past such a review from the "folks in the village" and just keep on climbing.
Get this book to simply reinspire you. If he can do it so can you (and trust me me Michael's story is very real - not many would have stuck through it like he did).
"You alone define your limitations"
Yes, I would listen to E-Myth Mastery again because it has many steps needed for mastery that you need to practice and implement.
I enjoyed Michael Gerber's truthful sharing of how he came to develop the E-Myth and the use of the story of Sarah was a great example.
Listening to Michael's passion, concern and honesty about how to become a "world class" business" is inspiring to me.
I listen to books first all the way through and then go back and implement the exercises or points of importance for me.
I recommend this book and the entire E-Myth series for all start up business as well as established businesses seeking to be "world class"
There are way too many steps to count, way too many stories to keep track of, and way too much rant for my taste. While the book had some good points, it got completely lost in too much unnecessary detail about irrelevant things. If I did not have to read this for class, I would not have picked it up!
Simplified the entire process to build a world class company.
No, not really! I am sure he has a lot of good points to consider, but I do not want to get stuck with the same material agiain.
A lot of the unnecessary details about the color of something, the eyes of someone, and the imagery that was irrelevant to the point of building a world class company.
His other book, The eMyth Revisited, is much better! This book was a long story, kinda boring, and less factual.
Didn't find much new here. Tried to listen a few times, but just couldn't get into it. I am guessing his "Revisited" book might be the better way to go, as other reviewers have mentioned.
An avid learner and therefore, lover of non-fiction works, specifically about business, marketing and sales.
It seems like a good book, but this is one where I'd look for an abridged version (and I'm usually an unabridged book kind of guy). I felt like the stories and details went on-and-on without getting to the point. If you love stories to help you get through a non-fiction book, then you'll enjoy the writing/delivery style of this book, but if you're like me and want a to-the-point book highlighting important concepts quickly, you'll be looking for the fast-forward or 1.5x button right away. Overall though, it's a good book and worth the listen.... just make some extra time for the superfluous stories.