Rarely does a book come along that touches such a strong nerve that it vibrates through your whole body, but this one did for me. For the last year I have been eagerly searching for answers to some of the problems facing my business, however I kept coming up empty. Then a friend of mine recommended this book to me and I haven’t been the same since.
The “E” in The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber, stands for “entrepreneur” and the premise is that it’s not entrepreneurs that start small businesses, but something else entirely. There’s no way that I can do his text justice by trying to condense it. Luckily, I don’t have to – the e-myth web site has the first four pages available on-line [Edit: link no longer available online]. Suffice to say that if you’re considering starting your own business, or find yourself currently running your own business, this book is a must read. Michael Gerber nails running a small business right on the head and gives real world solutions to problems that every small business will run into.
Since the publication of The E-Myth Revisited, Mr. Gerber has written several other books tailored to specific industries (such as The E-Myth Contractor ), as well as launching an entire brand around the “E-Myth” concept. He has followed a similar path that Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad), Dave Ramsey (Financial Peace) and many other best selling authors have taken. Don’t let the hype and sales pitch dissuade you. The E-Myth Revisited is one of the best small business books I’ve ever read and it has a permanent place not on my bookshelf, but right on my desk. 😀