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3.00054 out of 53.00054 out of 53.00054 out of 53.00054 out of 53.00054 out of 5 3.00 (10,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael E. Gerber Narrator: Michael E. Gerber Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The E-Myth Series Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780060839246
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In this audio edition of the totally revised 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, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gerber loves to exhort people to develop powerful visions for their companies.”

    Fortune

  • “Without a doubt, the most important message for our company over thenext decade.”

    The John Hancock Insurance Group 

  • “Gerber's powerful insights have given thousands of entrepreneurs new control over their businesses …”

    Success magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John M | 4/23/2017

    " This is a book everyone should read. Before starting their own business. There are many things they talk about that you will not be aware of this is your first venture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 7/10/2016

    " A must for small business owners whether they have employees or work by themselves. This book will show you what a business should look like and how it should be run. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Majid Alfifi | 2/11/2014

    " If you are thinking about leaving your current job to start you business, then I highly recommend reading part I of this book. It's a quick read that will let you see things from different perspectives. The rest of the book is more of what to do in your business to distinguish yourself. I am not giving this 5 stars because while I would give part I 5 stars, the remaining of the book has some repetition and some ideas are elaborated on a little more than is needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heyhansen | 2/2/2014

    " Quick read, some good ideas - work on your business not in your business that type of thing. Essentially a call to franchise your business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val | 1/22/2014

    " I got some good tips from this book -- well worth reading. Particularly the concepts of product vs. commodity; making an org chart for how your business will operate when it's where you want it to be, and then assigning the roles upfront (even if they're all assigned to you in the beginning); and creating your business as though it will be a franchise that could be duplicated 1000 times over with consistency (even if you have no intention of ever franchising). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/20/2014

    " must read for small business owners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/13/2014

    " Interesting ideas on running a small business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. James Maze | 1/13/2014

    " If you are thinking about striking out on your own, start here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jame Price | 1/12/2014

    " A classic. If you want to read a business book that has truly impacted North Point practice and culture... I would say this is one of the top two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janaura | 1/10/2014

    " great for ideas on how to look at your business but the book could probably be a bit shorter as he can take a while to get to the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Grills | 12/17/2013

    " One of the best books about how your Business can ruin your life and what you need to do about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 11/30/2013

    " Build your small business as if were a franchise. Define every minute task so that any intelligent, trained person can do it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Scoggins | 11/30/2013

    " This is a powerful book, and is full of so much information. The key is not to get too far ahead of yourself. Be sure to apply each and every concept to your small business *before* moving on to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/5/2013

    " A terrific discussion on how to develop management systems in an organization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Ard | 9/1/2013

    " Timely for me and I took away a couple pointers for my own small business eco-guides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leading Edge Organizers (LEO) | 8/30/2013

    " I am not going to be a "review-hog"- someone else can write about how incredible this book is "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 6/18/2013

    " This is a very important book for those business owners who want to understand the importance of not having quit a job to create their own job. "Work on your business, not in your business." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/4/2013

    " great book to read if you own a small business- or a large business. The author gets a little philosophical at times (which annoyed me), but I just skimmed those parts... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer Critchley | 3/7/2013

    " Required reading for anyone starting a business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Doolan | 11/26/2012

    " Why you can't run the business if you just know how to do the actual job. Excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 11/4/2012

    " I enjoyed his perspective on running your own small business. I have applied some of his techniques to my own business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Bunting | 9/16/2012

    " The best business book I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 8/11/2012

    " It opened my understanding to some mysteries of entrepreneurship, and he did it in a clever way--using counseling/training sessions with a small business owner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fred Gorrell | 1/2/2012

    " There are some good messages here about effective delegation and about how to translate entrepreneurial vision into reality. The writing style is pedantic and narcissistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Davis | 11/8/2011

    " This is one of the first good books I read about building a business. If you run a business and lack free time, you should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alene | 10/8/2011

    " I read this for a business class. It was helpful in describing to me the challenges that entrepreneurs face and the common mistakes as well as ways to avoid them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 6/6/2011

    " This is a must read if you are an employee, a manager or a business owner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F. | 5/8/2011

    " This book is a must for anyone thinking about starting a thriving business. It teaches you how to think and organize from the start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 4/29/2011

    " Solid, good information. Author goes on some weird philosophical tangents but recovers quickly.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tavinc | 4/28/2011

    " This is a great book about starting your own business. Couldn't have been better or more accurately written about challenges and best practices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 4/9/2011

    " Working through it right now - but it appears to be a great explanation why most small businesses stay small and immature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Batch | 4/4/2011

    " Immensely practical. Helped categorize some tendencies/habits I see in different aspects of my work life. Lots of good ideas for successful business practices regardless of biz size. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 3/29/2011

    " Possibly the best business book I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 3/26/2011

    " I loved this book! Such a journey of human nature and insight! I felt like he had visited our small business and written everything we were doing wrong! It changed my perspective and thus continues to change our business!

    Absolutely fantastic!

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 City Girl | 3/10/2011

    " One of my fave biz books and always the number one book I recommend to new business owners! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katya | 3/8/2011

    " I listened to this on audiobook, and now I really want to get the actual book and study it in more depth. It's a great resource for entrepreneurs. Preferably before becoming one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owen | 3/5/2011

    " The Franchise Model has been proven over and over, Michael Gerber was on to something when he got started consulting business owners. My take away, you need to be free to work on your business, not IN your business. "

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About the Author
Author Michael E. Gerber

Michael E. Gerber is a bestselling author and founder and chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, a company that transforms the way small business owners grow their companies. Inc. magazine called Gerber “the world’s #1 small business guru,” and he has remained one of BusinessWeek’s bestselling authors over the past two decades. He has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses in 145 countries, which has led him to become the world’s preeminent small business guru.