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Michael E. Gerber is the legend behind the E-Myth series of books, which includes The E-Myth Revisited, E-Myth Mastery, The E-Myth Manager, The E-Myth Physician, The E-Myth Contractor, and The E-Myth Enterprise. Collectively his books have sold millions of copies Worldwide. Michael is also highly show more sought after as a speaker and consultant. He lives in Carlsbad, California. show less

Works by Michael E. Gerber

The Power Point (1991) 44 copies
The E-Myth Chiropractor (2011) 4 copies
The E-Myth Veterinarian (2015) 3 copies
The E-Myth 2 copies
De ondernemersmythe (2013) 2 copies
The E Myth 1 copy
The E-Myth Bookkeeper (2014) 1 copy
Girisimci Isletme (2015) 1 copy

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1936-06-20
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Places of residence
Carlsbad, California, USA

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The book contains some useful information but the self-righteous tone of the author makes reading it a chore. There are better books on the importance of business process, with less double-speak, and less entrepreneur-as-noble-visionary rhetoric.
 
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jdowner | 30 other reviews | Feb 17, 2024 |
Although I think the book content can be organized better, it opened my eyes to some crucial concepts in entrepreneurship world.

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AmmarAlyousfi | 30 other reviews | Aug 12, 2023 |
This is a fine book showing some of the flaws of small businesses and why so many fail. The author uses a fictional small business owner who started a pie shop and running herself ragged. She has a great gift in making pies but is burning herself out. She was thinking about how she her job was making and selling pies when her business could and should be so much more.

Successful companies don’t actually sell the products that they make. They fulfill an emotional need of their clients. For instance, Southwest Airlines is not selling airline tickets but a fun way to travel. Disney is not selling you a Mickey Mouse hat but to experience having the innocence of child again. Harley-Davidson is not selling you a motorcycle – but a membership to a rebellious, unbridled culture.

My mind went racing while I thought of the four or five companies on my mind.

This book finally made some sense about why someone would write a book telling the world their secrets. The author possibly has hit a ceiling on the amount of time he can invest – the amount of money he can make. The only way he could make more money is to leverage himself in making CD’s, doing lectures, and yes, writing books.

The third major point this book made was about systems. I really dislike systems in the workplace because they dehumanize the person. However, the author made some of the best arguments against this notion. I’m forced to rethink my ideas on this subject.

But if you are a small business owner or are looking to become one, you really have to read this.
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wellington299 | 30 other reviews | Feb 19, 2022 |
I wish I had read this book years ago. I unfortunately now know what went wrong with my father's business. It hurts to wish things could have been different if only we had know what is in this book. If you are going to start a business read this book first.
 
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