17 First-Class Michael Gerber Quotes

Michael Gerber is an author and business expert from California. He is most known for his series of books on business skills, The E-Myth. He has had his hand in developing and perfecting over 70,000 small businesses around the world! Her are some of his most intelligent quotes.

“Actually the problem is not that people are lazy, but that they do not all the work they must do.”

“Don’t become your company. Invent a company that can effectively scale and grow.”

“Great people have a vision of their lives that they practice emulating each and every day. They go to work on their lives, not just in their lives.”

“Innovation is the heart of every exceptional business. Innovation continually poses the question: What is standing in the way of my customer getting what he wants from my business?”

“Many residents have grown more cynical about government, … Sure, I want my constituents to feel good about me as their legislator, but we have to do something to restore the public’s faith in government.”


“Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business.”

“My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”

“Suddenly the job he knew how to do so well becomes one job he knows how to do plus a dozen others he doesn’t know how to do at all.”

“The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.”

“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.”

“The greatest business people I’ve met are determined to get it right no matter what the cost.”

“What is the first step to take and how do you measure your progress? How far have you gone and how close are you to getting to your goals?”

“What is your Primary Aim? Where is the script to make your dreams come true?”

“With no clear picture of how you wish your life to be, how on earth are you going to live it?”

“You have to break free of your past to discover yourself and you have to discover yourself to create a future.”

“You have to see the pattern, understand the order and experience the vision.”


In this great video, Michael Gerber talks about the four different type of mindsets that entrepreneurs have and how it affects their business and outcomes.

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