The E-Myth Library

It has been said that Michael E. Gerber’s The E-Myth books should be required reading for anyone thinking about starting a business or for those who have already taken that fateful step.

The title refers to the author’s belief that business owners–typically brimming with good but distracting ideas–make poor entrepreneurs. The “E” in E-Myth is for Entrepreneur. Gerber takes time to explain how most business owners fall into a trap that they set for themselves. The way out of the constant “doing it, doing it, doing it”, is to learn true Entrepreneurship and work on your business rather than working in your business.

The-E Myth is like receiving advice from an old friend.” –Sharon Griggins (via amazon.com)

The E-Myth Expert Series

The E-Myth Expert Series books are specifically written about certain types of businesses. Each book applies the principles and insights from The E-Myth is to a particular industry.

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The E-Myth Revisited

Available in: Paperback, Audio Compact Disc, Digital eBook
Copyright © 1995

The E-Myth Revisited, Book Description

Book Description: Publication Date: March 3, 1995

In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael E. 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. He then 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 read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.

Awakening the Entrepreneur Within

Available in: Hardback, Paperback, Digital eBook, Audio Compact Disc
Copyright © 2008

Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, Book Description

Book Description: Publication Date: December 8, 2009

Dream, Vision, Purpose, Mission

These words have been defining the life of Michael E. Gerber, best-selling author and international small business guru, since before 1977—when he created E-Myth Worldwide to transform the way that small business owners can grow their companies. Now he’s created The Dreaming Room™, the place where entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs come to discover how to make their dreams a reality.

In Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, Michael will help you shape your dream into a viable, economically successful company. He writes, “It is time to dream. It is time to care about something bigger than you. It is time to imagine something sorely needed in the world—the world you live in—that somebody would pay to have. It is time to look around you and ask yourself, ‘What’s missing in this picture?’”

If you see something missing in your world, join Michael E. Gerber in The Dreaming Room™ and awaken the entrepreneur within you.

The Most Successful Small Business in The World

Available in: Hardback, Paperback, Digital eBook, Audio Compact Disc
Copyright © 2010

The Most Successful Small Business in The World, Book Description

Book Description: Publication Date: January 7, 2010

“Gerber’s books never disappoint. These Ten Principles help you dig in to create newer, bigger ideas during our deeply troubled times, ultimately producing a great renewal—of mind, of body, of spirit, and leading to a new operating system where anything is possible and growth is built into the culture.”
—Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times and#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust

“This book doesn’t just describe great business principles—it MAKES business history. Your economic survival hinges on you reading this book!”
—Jack Canfield, coauthor of the New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and author of The Success Principles

“Gerber is the master in giving us the essence. Every business begins small, then grows and endures in accordance with its founding principles. His new book scores a perfect 10!”
—Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning

“New books recycle old ideas. This one is brand-new thinking for our deeply troubled times. Gerber takes on the tough issues of the day, and provides liberating insight and compelling principles on creating small business success in any economic or political environment.”
—Dr. Ivan Misner, New York Times bestselling author and founder of BNI

“Entrepreneurship has been the high road to success and satisfaction for 200 years. In this book, Michael shows you how to start and build your own business better and more meaningfully than you ever thought possible. Good Luck!”
—Brian Tracy, bestselling author of The Psychology of Achievement

The E-Myth Manager

Available in: Paperback, Digital eBook
Copyright © 1998

The E-Myth Manager, Book Description

Book Description: Publication Date: April 7, 1999

More than ten years after his first bestselling book, The E-Myth, changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of small business owners, Michael Gerber, Entrepreneur, author, and speaker extraordinaire–fires the next salvo in his highly successful E-Myth Revolution. Drawing on lessons learned from working with more than 15,000 small, medium-sized, and very large organizations, Gerber has discovered the truth behind why management doesn′t work and what to do about it. Unearthing the arbitrary origins of commonly held doctrines such as the omniscience of leader (Emperor) and the most widely embraced myth of all The E-Myth Manager offers a fresh, provocative alternative to management as we know it. It explores why every manager must take charge of his own life, reconcile his own personal vision with that of the organization, and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set to achieve true success.

The E-Myth Enterprise

Available in: Hardback, Paperback, Digital eBook, Audio Compact Disc
Copyright © 2010

The E-Myth Enterprise, Book Description

Book Description: Publication Date: August 3, 2010

The latest book in the Michael E. Gerber franchise, The E-Myth Enterprise explores the requirement that any new business must meet: the satisfaction of its four primary influencers—its employees, customers, suppliers, and investors.

The E-Myth Enterprise is an indispensable follow-up to Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, showing would-be entrepreneurs how to put a promising idea to work and helping to transform their dream into reality. Next, readers can turn to The E-Myth Revisited for tried-and-true advice about avoiding the pitfalls that prevent most small business owners from succeeding. The E-Myth Manager provides essential guidance for the management of any business. Finally, E-Myth Masteryoffers valuable advice on how to take an existing business to the next level of growth and opportunity.

E-Myth Mastery

Available in: Paperback, Digital eBook
Copyright © 1998

E-Myth Mastery, Book Description

Book Description: Publication Date: February 20, 2007

The best-selling author of phenomenally successful and continually vital The E-Myth Revisited presents the next big step in entrepreneurial management and leadership with E-Myth Mastery.

A practical, real-world program that is implemented real-time into your business, Gerber begins by engaging the reader in understanding why the entrepreneur is so critical to the success of any enterprise, no matter how small or large it may be, and why the mindset of an entrepreneur is so integral to the operating reality of the organization, of the small business, and the enterprise. He then covers seven essential skills:

  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Money
  • Management
  • Lead Conversion
  • Lead Generation
  • Client Fulfillment

Each of these seven skills is presented through a specific training module with corresponding tests and exercises that explain the content and principles to be learned, provide case studies and examples, as well as worksheets for applying those ideas to the business. Gerber ties it all together by helping readers put the pieces together in an E-Myth Practice, an E-Myth Business and an E-Myth Enterprise.

This is the book that will show you the difference between being an entrepreneur versus doing a job, how to get money when the bank won’t give it to you, how to expand your customer base when big business moves in down the street, how to develop the best people when you can’t afford to pay them competitive wages, how to increase the predictability of what your business is able to promise, and then how to keep that promise, every single time, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

E-Myth Mastery is a business development program that helps you turn your company into a world-class operation…into a turn-key money machine!