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The E-Myth Accountant

Why Most Accounting Practices Don’t Work and What to Do about It
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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By drawing on his decades of experience working with small-business owners, Michael Gerber is adding to his mega-selling E-Myth series with The E-Myth Accountant. This installment provides a one-of-a-kind system for transforming an accountant’s practice into a business positioned for long-term growth.

This is the next installment in the series of E-Myth handbooks developed specifically for key industries. As with previous titles, The E-Myth Accountant has distilled small-business advice that specifically caters to this business segment. Although business owners know everything about their trade, very few know how to effectively run a business—the void that Michael Gerber can fill with his powerful advice. In Gerber’s signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, he addresses such specific aspects of the business as money, people, management, and growth.

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©2011 Michael E. Gerber (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“This book offers powerful and practical direction from two business leaders that will change your personal and professional lives.” (Mike Sabbatis, president and CEO, CCH)

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45 minutes of just preface and introduction

got bored of listening to titles and degrees of authors for first one hour. closed the book. needs significant editing

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Worth it

If you are trying to change your firm and want to start thinking outside the box, this reading is a great place to start.

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Not professional quality audio. Not audible book friendly

I am an avid follower of both Michael Gerber and Darren Root because I respect both of them and I've learned a lot from them in business and accounting, respectively. I listen to audio books on a daily basis, But this is one of the worst recording paces and vocal pitch levels I've experienced. After 1.5x speed, it's a jumbled, mumbled mess. Gerber is bearable at 2x sometimes, but Darren is very hard to listen to at any speed. It's not a natural feeling slow or fast. I find myself adjusting my EQ and speed often just to get through it and understand them.

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Spot On Advice!

Would you listen to The E-Myth Accountant again? Why?

Yes, because, in the same way that basketball players don't go to practice once and win games, and church goers don't just go to one Sunday and then have the bible completely memorized, good principles should be constantly reviewed and re-visited, and this book is something all accountants and business owners should re-visit regularly to keep their ships on coarse.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Foreman in the jungle. :-) I can relate to workload he realistically sees in front of him, and how it can be very different from the owners distant high level view of the whole picture. I love this parable as it reminds me to remember to zoom out and see the whole picture and remember to align myself with the overall mission.

What about Michael E. Gerber and M. Darren Root ’s performance did you like?

Engaging & Stellar. :-)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Inspired.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to apply more of these principles to the business I work for.

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Watch out Technician!!

This book was very informative and inspiring. I'm already thinking of ways to move my Bookkeeping practice to the next level out of adolescence.

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Just what I needed to hear

This was an amazing and practical book. I am growing my own accounting practice so it came at the perfect time.

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Great book but...

Once again, I came across yet another great book but the narration by one of the author was terrible. I'm sure Darrell is a great speaker in person but he should not be allowed to narrate a book! I cringe whenever it's his turn to speak. I can barely hear him and his voice puts me to sleep. Otherwise this book has a ton of great advice.

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very shallow book

michael gerber narration is amazing but the same can't be said for Darren Root. he maybe the best accountant or business leader but his narration is terrible. if you are an accountant that wish to have your own practice, that is fine but if you already have one for some years you will find much better books

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Narration was ok

Michael does great with narrating. It would've been better to cast a more passionate narrator for M Darren Roots writing. He put me to sleep.

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Inspiring and challenging call to action....

An inspiring and challenging call to action for accountants who are stuck being technicians. There's hope. The challenges are strategic so there's lots of questions and and general guidance, all of which are very helpful, but I think most accountants would be wanting a greater level of specificity in examples. If you own your own practice or thinking about it, this is a good listen. It's narrated by the authors which I rarely find is best, and this is no different. It would benefit from professinal narration.

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  • Zia Shah
  • 06-02-13

Not that great

This book is beyond simple. Too much time is spent on teaching and less on exploring - narrator is boring - I am not sure you should waste your time on this if you want to market your practice much better way to get on and do it.

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  • 05-26-19

ruined by the second narrator

Great listen as always. it's such a shame that Darren had to some of the narrating, so un-charismatic and boring. Sorry Darren.

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  • Aziz
  • 11-18-12

The how was missing

Cannot beat a general E myth book. Talks in broad terms without any detail. The how was the missing ingredient.

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