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It’s About The People

I am excited to see various postings on the internet recently where people say that it’s more about the people rather than the ideas. I find this to be very true (I even wrote about it last May).

I so frequently find people praising the exact opposite approach though! It drives me crazy when somebody says that they think The E-Myth is a great book. I don’t think it is. In fact, I think it’s the exact opposite of what should be preached.

Just for clarity, my main complaint about E-Myth is that it argues that people don’t matter. It says to make a process for everything in your business. It argues that you can then hire people to carry out your processes. Essentially it says that the people and skills don’t matter.

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  1. re e-Myth: I think it’s fascinating that you and I have such different takeaways from e-Myth. For me it’s all about people and the importantance of having the right mix of strengths. Process and systems are key to scale, but it’s all built on people…at least that’s how I saw it. I wrote about it here:

    E-Myth Book Review

    Great blog by the way…I keep finding myself back here :)

  2. I actually should clarify one thing. The idea that E-Myth talks about (that of a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur) how you can’t be everything is a very good point.

    But later in the book Gerber argues that if you have written processes for all areas of your business, you can hire people with limited experience and train them to do any job.

    I find this concept revolting. Haha.

    Glad you enjoy our blog. Thanks.