This book is an absolute must read for any person who's decided to start a small business. No matter your business type, it'll be applicable to you - believe, I'm a skilled wedding photographer. Everything he talks about is super relevant and applicable.
His voice and delivery (though sappy sometimes) is very calming, thoughtful, and inquisitive. Sounds almost like he's talking to you as a loving father would. Makes the information sink in a little deeper than if you were to just read it.
Michael wants to tell a story and give an experience, not just imparts data. Sometimes I wish he would focus a little more on the data but overall I had a great experience listening to this in the data itself is pretty priceless. Overall this is a highly original and impressive work.
This book will change your life. I literally cried at times because the story of the technician is me (was me). It's so apparent to me now that my business is a reflection of me. It's so apparent now that unless you approach a new business concept from the position of maturity, you're gambling in a high stakes poker game without a full deck without a clue. I read the title as how to systematically build a cash flow machine and change your life forever. Primary aim, strategic objective, organizational strategy, management, people, marketing, systems strategies abound in this book. You must read it again and again and again. Thanks!!!!
While there have been a few useful points in the book, like the phases that all businesses go through, I am stopping at 1:45 into the 8:05 listen. It's simply too painful. The narrative method the author employs is juvenile. Given the fact that he has been coaching business for 35+ years, I would have appreciated a more fact-based approach. This works, this doesn't. I never heard the author back up the narrative with statistics. One of the lessons entrepreneurs who survive learn is that you don't work outside your core competencies, you hire those out to other entrepreneurs. Mr. Gerber would have been better off with a co-author.
No, but it has colored my opinion of my colleagues that recommended it.
The E-Myth Revisited exemplifies why the vast majority of authors should not narrate their own books. The author's accent detracts further from book, which is saying a lot.
I would re-write the entire book. The author's examples are amateurish. I think there are some valuable lessons tucked away but I'm not going spend anymore time trying to pan for gold.
This Book was very informative. I learned a lot about businesses and why they're successful or why they fail. It also does a great job of defining roles in a company and how those roles can lead to repeatability and therefore, success.
The only thing that I didn't care for it in the book was some of the stories. They just seemed out of place in a book about running a business. I would've rather heard case studies and not anecdotal stories.
I don't think the character of Sarah needed to be as deep as she was. There was some stuff about her soul and her grandma, which is great, but it seemed like unnecessary details.
I feel so blessed to have been introduced to this amazing book. It's bridging so many little things I've known about, but haven't been able to put together before.
I've just fallen in love with my business and I'm hyper motivated to create a rock solid foundation for my business with beautiful systems! My mission is to continue to help entrepreneurs and leaders unlock their brilliant minds and get out of their inner worlds, hidden beyond the "curtain", in their comfort zones, so that we all can achieve our visions of changing the world! Karenina Jahnigen