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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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must read

before you start a business or if your running one and losing your mind this one is for you.

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Creating Systems and Structure

As your knowledge expands so does the depth of this book. Building systems and intent for the knowledge you acquire is crucial to success. Have an idea? Test it, but also document your results. Then implement and keep reworking until you've perfected your system.

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  • AJ
  • 2019-05-18

Really really cheesy

In my opinion it’s incredibly cheesy!
Basically it’s a STORY!
If your interested in story that is unless and does not provide any sort of education give this book a listen

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explains a lot of relevant info

This book gave me a lot of useful insight on the hurdles in running a business.

He uses an ongoing story sprinkled throughout the book that can get a tad boring to get through, but the information presented in this book makes it worth it.

definitely worth a listen.

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Exceptional material and performance

Must listen for anyone starting a small business, and the authors reading is exceptional. 1 star lost because the production team haven’t broken down the chapters properly, it’s basically impossible to find a certain chapter if you need to

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Incredible book.

I was hooked by the phrase a technician who had an entrepreneurial seizure. Perfectly True.

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astounding read. recommended from a friend who is a highly successful entrepreneur. improved my game tenfold.

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Highly recommend

Love the story format. Pretty long listen but packed with great information. If you want to learn how to build a business that serves YOU. Read this!

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insightful

This book is very insightful for anyone who is wanting to start their own business. It shares the unexpected mentality shift that is imperative if your business is not only to survive but your personal life to thrive with it!

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Systematic approach to increase business

Very great book. Easy to get through and very simple concepts to understand! Very impressive and worth the time!

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  • Stephanie
  • 2005-06-20

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.

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  • Christine
  • 2008-09-17

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2010-01-07

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.

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  • Christopher
  • 2009-02-15

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.

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  • Chanon
  • 2005-04-28

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.

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  • Happy Grass-fed Beef Farmer
  • 2008-10-30

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.

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  • Mike
  • 2006-12-15

My $0.02

Maybe I just hit this one at just the right time, but this has been the BEST marketing book that I have "read", EVER. Yep, the pace is a bit slow but It takes some time to soak up ideas as big as the ones in this book. Any quicker and things might get missed. Just one simple idea in this book is worth what I have paid for my entire Audible membership!

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  • abli
  • 2017-01-14

Hard to follow

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Its not clear what his goal is and hard to follow. It feels like it was written in the 90's and hasn't changed. I honestly don't know why so many people liked this book or recommend it. Seemed to go in circles and lost focus plenty of times.

What was most disappointing about Michael E. Gerber’s story?

Talked about a lot of the same things and hard to follow. Seem to not have a main point.

Any additional comments?

I would not recommend this book. Period.

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  • Marian Hanganu
  • 2008-06-18

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.

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  • Amaraa
  • 2007-08-14

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-11

Stimutale the dream

E-Myth audiobook has the incredible power to fuel the dream and help you build the foundation of it in your mind !
It helps to build confidence about how to handle a business and it will sure help me to respond to day to day challenges.
Thanks !