Awakening the Entrepreneur Within : How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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These words have been defining the life of Michael E. Gerber, bestselling 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.

Author Biography

Michael E. Gerber is the legend behind the E-Myth series of books, which includes The E-Myth Revisited, E-Myth Mastery, The E-Myth Manager, The E-Myth Physician, The E-Myth Contractor, and The E-Myth Enterprise. Collectively his books have sold millions of copies Worldwide. Michael is also highly sought after as a speaker and consultant. He lives in Carlsbad, California.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xxvii
Prefacep. xxix
Introductionp. xxxi
The Preparation
A Conversation with My Mother Leads to the Dreaming Roomp. 3
The Five Realities of the Entrepreneurp. 9
The Four Dimensions of the Entrepreneurial Personalityp. 15
The Dreamer and the Dream
The Awakeningp. 23
The Realizationp. 31
The Negative Reactionp. 37
The Personal Dreamp. 45
The Impersonal Dreamp. 49
The Sudden Shockp. 57
The Dream Is Bornp. 63
The Thinker and the Vision
Taking the Dream Apartp. 73
Taking the Dream Apart Againp. 83
The Vision Begins to Take Formp. 87
The Vision Continues to Take Formp. 95
Coming to Grips with the Business Modelp. 103
The Storyteller and the Purpose
Defining Purpose to Capture Your Imaginationp. 121
Pursuing Your Storyp. 133
And the Story Grows from Withinp. 143
The Leader and the Mission
The Leaderp. 153
The Leader Goes to Workp. 169
The Wisdom of Processp. 175
Beginning the Strategy; Beginning the Planp. 199
The Mission Is Under Wayp. 207
The Mission Reveals Itselfp. 217
We Suddenly Understandp. 227
The Mission Is Being Realizedp. 235
The Revelation of the Golden Pyramidp. 241
Epilogue: All Systems Go!p. 259
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