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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It | [Michael E. Gerber]

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

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, 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, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.
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In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, 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, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed, and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have listened to The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.

©1955, 2001, 2003, 2004 Michael E. Gerber; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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"Gerber loves to exhort people to develop powerful visions for their companies." (Fortune)

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    Christopher Burbridge Albuquerque, NM 02-15-09
    Christopher Burbridge Albuquerque, NM 02-15-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Life Changing, I Gotta Say"

    I had heard about this book for years, but Gerber's writing style, with its endless dependent clauses, bothered me. However, when I got the audio book, and heard him reading it, and got the way it was meant to be taken in, I got it.

    This book has radically helped me in the past month and a half since I read it, and dramatically changed how I look at my (*CURRENTLY*) one-person business. I cannot recommend this book enough to those of you who started a small business without any entrepreneurial training or experience.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Sylvia Amery, WI, USA 10-30-08
    Sylvia Amery, WI, USA 10-30-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Ideas to build a life, not just a business"

    This book is helping me understand how a clear vision for my life and new business will help me accommodate changing markets, staff roll over, and evolving partnerships. E-Myth has changd my perspective and goal -- to develop an enterprise with a clear mission, and to plan this business to thrive without me.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    01-07-10
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    "E-Myth Revisited Review"

    Excellent read and recommend listening to it once a year. Challenges small business owners to work yourself out of your job and to delegate. In order to build a self sufficient company with total freedom, one must develop systems that the "least" qualified employee in your organization can follow. It's all about the SYSTEMS in your company.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Rockwall, TX, USA 09-17-08
    Christine Rockwall, TX, USA 09-17-08
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    "Saved my Life"

    I am a small business owner just like the woman he describes in the book. After listening for 20 minutes I felt hope for my business, by the end of the book I had a plan in action to turn that hope into prosperity. This book saved my business and my sanity.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Marian Hanganu Ploiesti, Romania 06-18-08
    Marian Hanganu Ploiesti, Romania 06-18-08 Member Since 2006

    Marian Hanganu

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    "Must listen for would be entrepreneurs"

    The audiobook is a bit too long. The stories about Sara's problems are a bit too long and too emotional at the first sight. However, when you look closer, you realize the story is about someone like you. If you try to think like Sara, the main character, it is about life and meaning of life. Then, you understand the real substance of what the author is transmiting using an emotional story. There is knowledge inside: how to start a business; how to not be consumed by your business; how to balance business with life; how to grow; how to be successful etc.
    It is the true substance of the book that made me to upgrade from 3 to 4 stars.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Seaford, Australia 01-03-10
    Russell Seaford, Australia 01-03-10
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    "Well worth the download"

    I cannot understand why there are negative comments for this book - it is one of the better foundational books for any small business person who wants their life back. I highly recommend it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Littleton, MA, United States 06-20-05
    Stephanie Littleton, MA, United States 06-20-05 Member Since 2002

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A must have business book."

    I was going into this book with apprehension, a fear that this was yet another "I'll show you how it is done and you will live a great life forever". But I decided to buck the critic on audible who said it was awful and got it. Well I was surprised. It gives you the basics on running a business, a department, or anything...really. It shows you some of the obvious things that you never think about and then allows you to expand on them for yourself. It's a book that I have read a number of times...well listened to, but the first that I took notes on. E-Myth Mastery is next.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Chanon BangkokThailand 04-28-05
    Chanon BangkokThailand 04-28-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Must have/Life changing book"

    This book was *very* good. It's perfect for people who want to start a business. The author's narration was easy to listen to and really made the listening experience enjoyable.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amaraa Lehi, UT, USA 08-14-07
    Amaraa Lehi, UT, USA 08-14-07
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    "Wow! Does this guy know me?"

    I couldn't believe this book. It seemed like the author had a hidden camera into my life and my business. He knew everything about me! As he went through the stages of a new business, it was like as if he were telling my life story. His suggestions were timely and relevant. His methods were clear and easy to follow. I found this book to be particularly exciting and motivational. He reawakened the vitality in me that I had when I initially started my business. And most importantly, this book made me realize that my business ups and downs were not unique, and gave me hope that there was a way out. This is a perfect read for someone in the small, then big, then small again place in their business. However, I imagine it is relevant at any point in the growth of a small business. Hopefully you will read this book early so you can avoid some of the pitfalls he describes and I have already experienced. This is a MUST READ for any small business owner.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Warwick, NY, USA 08-12-05
    Andrew Warwick, NY, USA 08-12-05
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    "A novel about advice given to a pie lady"

    The author clearly wanted to write a novel. The book is complete with descriptions of thoughts, fantasies and even detailed descriptions of smiles and sighs of the pie lady. It takes an eternity for the author to make a point. The whole book can be summed up by saying: If you start a business because you are good at and enjoy something; in order to be successful you will need to hire someone else to do that something so you can focus on management and growing the business. The goal is to make a business that runs so well that it can run without you and be franchised like McDonalds.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Where does The E-Myth Revisited rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    We all get bogged down in the doing. This book explains why and what to do about it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Practical application.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, because you need to ponder the ideas being suggested. It's better to listen to a chapter, think and then move on. But you also want to go back and listen to it again.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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