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Publisher's Summary

By drawing on his decades of experience working with small-business owners, Michael Gerber is adding to his mega-selling E-Myth series with The E-Myth Accountant. This installment provides a one-of-a-kind system for transforming an accountant’s practice into a business positioned for long-term growth.

This is the next installment in the series of E-Myth handbooks developed specifically for key industries. As with previous titles, The E-Myth Accountant has distilled small-business advice that specifically caters to this business segment. Although business owners know everything about their trade, very few know how to effectively run a business—the void that Michael Gerber can fill with his powerful advice. In Gerber’s signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, he addresses such specific aspects of the business as money, people, management, and growth.

Ready for business? Listen to more E-Myth titles.
©2011 Michael E. Gerber (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“This book offers powerful and practical direction from two business leaders that will change your personal and professional lives.” (Mike Sabbatis, president and CEO, CCH)

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  • Brittany W.
  • 27-08-2017

Not professional quality audio. Not audible book friendly

I am an avid follower of both Michael Gerber and Darren Root because I respect both of them and I've learned a lot from them in business and accounting, respectively. I listen to audio books on a daily basis, But this is one of the worst recording paces and vocal pitch levels I've experienced. After 1.5x speed, it's a jumbled, mumbled mess. Gerber is bearable at 2x sometimes, but Darren is very hard to listen to at any speed. It's not a natural feeling slow or fast. I find myself adjusting my EQ and speed often just to get through it and understand them.

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  • maclvr
  • 02-04-2018

45 minutes of just preface and introduction

got bored of listening to titles and degrees of authors for first one hour. closed the book. needs significant editing

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  • Pierce
  • 05-09-2011

Worth it

If you are trying to change your firm and want to start thinking outside the box, this reading is a great place to start.

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  • Jodi
  • 09-04-2019

Watch out Technician!!

This book was very informative and inspiring. I'm already thinking of ways to move my Bookkeeping practice to the next level out of adolescence.

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  • Andria
  • 29-09-2015

Spot On Advice!

Would you listen to The E-Myth Accountant again? Why?

Yes, because, in the same way that basketball players don't go to practice once and win games, and church goers don't just go to one Sunday and then have the bible completely memorized, good principles should be constantly reviewed and re-visited, and this book is something all accountants and business owners should re-visit regularly to keep their ships on coarse.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Foreman in the jungle. :-) I can relate to workload he realistically sees in front of him, and how it can be very different from the owners distant high level view of the whole picture. I love this parable as it reminds me to remember to zoom out and see the whole picture and remember to align myself with the overall mission.

What about Michael E. Gerber and M. Darren Root ’s performance did you like?

Engaging & Stellar. :-)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Inspired.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to apply more of these principles to the business I work for.

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  • Askia
  • 08-10-2021

The CPA’s guide to being a CPA should be the title of this book!

The CPA’s guide to being a CPA should be the title of this book!

This should be required reading for all accountants.

M. E. Gerber improves on the concepts of the E-Myth in regards to the accounting industry by dropping practical truths and forcing all of us in practice to takes a good look in the mirror and take responsibility for the inefficiencies in your practice.

M. D. Root adds the perspective that only a CPA who's struggled to build a profitable practice can. His performance is what you would expect from an Account [insert joke here]. However, the actions you are asked to perform in the book to apply the principles more than make up for it.

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  • C L
  • 02-05-2021

Great content - Poor narration by Darren

Mike does a good job at telling a story… Darren doesn’t.. very dry. Know when to hire a professional

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  • Jewel
  • 15-02-2021

So inspiring and gets me jumping

This is the second E-Myth I have listed to over the last 7 years. I listened to E-Myth Revisited probably 5 times and after reading (listening) to this one, I will indulge again.
Jewel Chadd, RPLS
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  • Lindsay ramirez
  • 07-02-2019

Just what I needed to hear

This was an amazing and practical book. I am growing my own accounting practice so it came at the perfect time.

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  • Christine
  • 16-08-2018

Great book but...

Once again, I came across yet another great book but the narration by one of the author was terrible. I'm sure Darrell is a great speaker in person but he should not be allowed to narrate a book! I cringe whenever it's his turn to speak. I can barely hear him and his voice puts me to sleep. Otherwise this book has a ton of great advice.

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  • Zia Shah
  • 02-06-2013

Not that great

This book is beyond simple. Too much time is spent on teaching and less on exploring - narrator is boring - I am not sure you should waste your time on this if you want to market your practice much better way to get on and do it.

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  • 26-05-2019

ruined by the second narrator

Great listen as always. it's such a shame that Darren had to some of the narrating, so un-charismatic and boring. Sorry Darren.

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  • Aziz
  • 18-11-2012

The how was missing

Cannot beat a general E myth book. Talks in broad terms without any detail. The how was the missing ingredient.

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