Are you an Entrepreneur, a Manager, or a Technician? - The E-Myth Revisited Michael Gerber Section 1
Are you an Entrepreneur, a Manager, or a Technician?
The main Idea and the key principles of the first section of the book is as follows.
1. Most new businesses are started by technicians -- people who are skilled at what they enjoy doing, and who figure they’d rather work for themselves than for someone else.
2. Almost all new business owners assume that because they understand the technical work of the business, they understand how a technical business works. In reality, these are two completely different issues, and blurring the distinction between the two is a fatal error.
3. Building a business takes three unique skill sets:
1. The Entrepreneur –- Ideal for scaling-up the business
Visionary, dreamer, innovator
Lives in the future
Craves control & change
2. The Manager -- supplies order and systems- Ideal for sustaining busines s
Pragmatist, planner, organizer
Lives in the past
Craves order and structure
3. The Technician-- supplies the output-Ideal for execution
Lives in the present
Likes to immerse in work
Disinterested in grand visions & systems
The Entrepreneur can drive the business, the Manager can ensure it’s sustainable, and the Technician can stay in touch with the nuts and bolts of the work being done.
For businesses to grow and evolve, the business owner must be willing to change to meet the business needs. Gerber explains the 3 growth stages of businesses – Infancy, Adolescence, and Maturity – and why businesses fail due to the owner's’ inability to perform the roles required of him.
Infancy -- when the technician is to the fore. The Technician starts the business and works extremely hard. Before long the business owns the technician as opposed to the other way around.
Hello! I’m Constance Moonzwe.
I want to help you fall back in love with your business. True power is being whole. The challenges that you are facing are not of the average person. As entrepreneurs, we are unique, but our problems are common!
Loneliness in decision-making processes, solving problems, and planning, wrapped in occasional doubt and fear grips us from time to time. Are you interested in learning how to get to your next million quicker, happier, and whole?
...then join the book club here: https://goo.gl/LzgJy5
Follow me on your favorite social media platform!