The full title of this book by Verne Harnish is
“Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t“.
In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated it as a FOUR Stars book, meaning that I think its in the range of good to very good.
Here is what I posted.
How you can grow past the normal constraints on growth
This is an interesting book which looks at how you can push past the constraints which stop most businesses from growing.
It’s split into four sections – people, strategy, execution and cash.
I started reading it and throughout the People section, I was convinced this was going to be a five star book but, the more I read, the more I was tempted to knock off one star. [continue reading…]
I my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave this small book called
“Quality Pocketbook” by Anthony Mitchell
a Four Star rating. This means I think it is Good and Well Worth Reading.
Here is my book review.
An easy to read overview of what used to be known as Total Quality Management
The Pocketbook series of books are small books presented in a note form and with plenty of diagrams and white space. They are designed to present the key ideas quickly and simply. [continue reading…]
The full title of this book by Michael Gerber is
“E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company“.
In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Four Stars. This means that it is Good and Well Worth Reading.
Here is my book review.
Be very careful with this book
The sloppy writing style that Michael Gerber showed in E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It is exaggerated in this book.
It’s written in two parts:
- The initial stomach churning section that forms the basis of the audio book – avoid at all costs.
- The second part, which includes sections from the expensive E Myth coaching course, is very good. However I’m disappointed to read that the worksheets quickly became unavailable on the website link as this does reduce the value of these sections.
The E Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber
Book Review – 5 Stars
I believe this book, “The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work And What To Do About It” is a must read for every business owner and entrepreneur.
I don’t think you’ll enjoy it but there are some key lessons.
What Is All The Fuss About With The E Myth Revisited?
Several people recommended this book by Michael Gerber to me and when I first read it I didn’t get it.
The style of writing didn’t suit me.
I couldn’t empathise with the story of Sarah and her business All About Pies.
I didn’t want to help turn a client’s business into the McDonald’s of their industry. And I don’t think they want that either.
The writing is soppy and sentimental when I prefer hard nosed, content rich, practical business books.
The E Myth Revisited didn’t tell me “how” to change a business for the better. [continue reading…]