Reply To: E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

  • James Flawith

    May 10, 2018 at 3:36 am

    I think one of the biggest revelations I got from the E-Myth was the differentiation between “entrepreneur,” “technician” and “manager” roles in business. It may seem a bit strange, but I had never thought of anything other than the technical aspect of the work, the doing of the work as “work.” I still struggle with this… it seems when I let my guard down I slip into “doing everything” technician mode.

    I also catch myself getting frustrated when an employee makes a mistake or screws something up. It’s hard not to blame them. Ultimately, I’m the one who is responsible for creating a system to instruct employees how to do tasks, for ensuring the systems function correctly and then also for putting the right people in the right positions. So… that mistake? Ya, it’s my fault.