The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Dont Work and Audiobook, by Michael E. Gerber Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Michael E. Gerber Narrator: Michael E. Gerber Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Series:The E-Myth Series Release Date: March 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780060839246

Publisher Description

In this compact disc 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

  • “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

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a very helpful and well written book. It provide a lot of great small business recommendation that were easy to understand and relatable. I am already using the information in the book and plan to try another of his books "

    - GAV, 7/23/2020
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - John M, 4/23/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Nick, 7/10/2016
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Majid, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Heyhansen, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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). "

    - Val, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " must read for small business owners. "

    - Jason, 1/20/2014
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    " Interesting ideas on running a small business. "

    - John, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - M., 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Jame, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Janaura, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Michael, 12/17/2013
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    " Build your small business as if were a franchise. Define every minute task so that any intelligent, trained person can do it. "

    - Charlie, 11/30/2013
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    " 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. "

    - Jason, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Lynn, 11/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Lisa, 9/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Leading, 8/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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." "

    - Seth, 6/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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... "

    - Becky, 6/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Required reading for anyone starting a business. "

    - Spencer, 3/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Lindsey, 11/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Eli, 11/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Joseph, 9/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Charles, 8/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Fred, 1/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Amy, 11/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Alene, 10/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Heidi, 6/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - F., 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Gabriel, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Tavinc, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Peter, 4/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Batch, 4/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Dave, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Tammy, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - City, 3/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Katya, 3/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Owen, 3/5/2011

About the Author

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 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.