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Beyond The E-Myth: The Evolution of an Enterprise: From a Company of One to a Company of 1,000! by [Gerber, Michael E.]
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Beyond The E-Myth embraces the fundamental premise of that first book — that a small business only succeeds to the degree its owner goes to work ON the business rather than just IN it, creating the systemic Operating System that makes that business unique in the marketplace.

Beyond The E-Myth expands that conversation with the entrepreneurial small business owner, in a clear, precise, and compelling overview that addresses their main job — inventing, building, and launching a company with the power to "scale" — to grow beyond the "Company of One" in a straightforward, eight-step process.

When asked, Gerber emphatically explains: "I wrote this to make the job of building a small business easy — for every man or woman struggling to get it right. This book cuts to the chase: A company is a product to be sold. Build it right, and you will sell it. Build it wrong, and you won’t. Most small business owners won’t. This book was written to fix that."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1032 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Michael E. Gerber Companies (6 December 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This makes sense. I believe that if I run my small business this way I will succeed. This focus this method gives you means the right things get done in the time frames necessary. Check back in twelve months.
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Every Life a Legacy, Every Small Business a School - such a powerful and succinct Vision and Mission. In Beyond the E-Myth, Michael E Gerber takes the E-Myth concept to an entirely new level. Instead of "E-Mything" and existing (often broken as he puts it) business, that relies on the founder for its survival, he urges readers to work on NewCo, with a clean sheet of paper and a beginners/learners mind, to build a business that will be an asset from the outset. This is an absolute must read for any aspiring entrepreneur or in fact anyone in business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Re-imagine your small business to run without you 8 December 2016
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Chris McCluskey here using my wife's account. As a serial entrepreneur I have read and taught Gerber's works for years and have developed a professional friendship with Michael via distance. I have interviewed him twice on my podcast.

For those familiar with 'The E-Myth Revisited", be aware that you will miss the literary device of the author's conversations with Sarah about her pie shop. This is a much more straight-forward book, but you will still find Michael's characteristic 'splitting' of our personhood into distinct selves. This time he's not examining our entire personhood as small business owners -- splitting them into the 'entrepreneur', the 'manager', and the 'technician' -- but instead he drills deeply on ONLY the 'entrepreneur'. This book is a mashup between his 2008 work, "Awakening the Entrepreneur Within" and his live 3-day vision-casting workshops he calls "Dreaming Rooms". I participated in one of those Dreaming Rooms in 2013.

One of his primary contentions is that most people who appear to have succeeded in launching and growing small businesses have not, in fact, built 'businesses' or 'enterprises' but rather simply 'jobs' for themselves. Having followed the advice in his earlier works to work both ON as well as IN their businesses, he finds that they are still working IN their businesses years and years later. If they were to quit working, their businesses would die. They are still directly tied to their businesses -- they ARE their businesses; their businesses ARE them. Even if they are systematized and well-run, they are still 'jobs'. There's no escaping them. Ever.

That kind of small business is what Gerber refers to as "a company of one", and the subtitle of this new book communicates (metaphorically if not literally) the radical conversion he hopes to bring: "The evolution of an enterprise from a company of one to a company of 1,000." He intends to expand the role of the 'entrepreneur' within each small business owner to such a degree that he or she develops a business that no longer needs them -- it's been built to scale, and with that scaling comes the potential for selling it.

Just as in "The E-Myth Revisited" Gerber urged readers to adopt a mindset of building their small businesses as if they were going to franchise them (whether or not they actually desired to do so) because that would force them to systematize to such a degree that they would run efficiently, in "Beyond the E-Myth" he urges readers to adopt a mindset of growing those businesses as if they were going to sell them (whether or not they actually desire to do so) because that will force them to create something that doesn't require them at all in order to run efficiently.

The key, he argues, is focusing on our 'entrepreneur' self and splitting it into four distinct parts -- the Dreamer, the Thinker, the Story-Teller, and the Leader -- doing deep work on the primary tasks of each of those roles. As with various portions of Gerber's other writings, I find myself having to go back and re-read sections again and again to grasp the magnitude as well as the import of what he has written, but I do resonate with his message. Having built four successful businesses and two successful 501c3 non-profits, I can claim some small degree of mastery of parts of "The E-Myth Revisited", but I am a far cry from mastering the challenge of scaling something to the point that it no longer needs me.

If you have beaten the odds of small business failure by creating a successful venture but find yourself still tied to its day-to-day operations, this book is for you. Prepare to be challenged, prepare to be confused, prepare for more than one reading, but also prepare to scale. As Michael Gerber says, "No scale, no sale." Join me in working ourselves out of the jobs we've created for ourselves.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not like the Author's famous book E-myth Revisited 26 December 2016
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I bought the ebook because I am a big fan of E-myth Revisited which was one of the most influential business books I've read. This one, however, is a letdown. It was a struggle to read through some of the ramblings of the author. The only thing nice about it is that it is a short read. I was wondering why the ekindle price is very low---the upsell at the end is the reason why.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Motivational but lacks practical substance 25 January 2017
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I need to agree with the other readers who gave this book a low rating. I too am a fan of the original E-myth but this book was a letdown. It has been written in a form of a long-form sales letter, trying to build up anticipation but at some point you realize that you've read most of the book with little substance. I was expecting a book on practical advice on how to implement the concepts laid out in the E-myth, but instead I got a motivational speech on how one day your firm could employ 1000 people.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very little substance here 6 January 2017
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It's a shame to be posting a negative review here as I enjoyed the previous E-Myth series, but this is practically empty. There's not much in the way of useable guidance, and a good deal of what remains has been said by the author before. Most disappointing of all though is the way that the book reads as though it's been padded-out like a college essay struggling to meet its word count.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like E-Myth Revisited, you'll love this book 5 January 2017
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I read E-Myth Revisited about 2 years ago and since then I have replaced my full time job income, become a real full time entrepreneur building and growing my Publishing company to help people self-publish and promote books successfully, using the E-Myth principals to grow my business. We are scaling up right now from 5 to 1000 and this book is perfect timing. I highly recommend this book.