Last Sunday, I spoke about how inadequate systems are one of the largest obstacles to African’s creating lasting and sustainable home-made solutions for Africa. The tagline: inadequate systems means inadequate solutions. During the message, I made reference to one of the best books I’ve read on how to set up systems for your business or non-profit initiative. Quite a few people asked me about it so I decided to post it up here.
Emyth Revisited by Michael Gerber is a must-read for entrepreneurs, whether you’re running a large corporate or managing your ‘side hustle’. Key lesson for me: how to work on your business, not in it! Carol and I were blessed to have read it before we began a very effective business, and have found it’s lessons useful even for those leading a church like myself. I recommend you read a couple of chapters at a time and process it with several other friends for maximum effect.
I suspect one day you’ll thank me for this reference! Just remember me when you give your COYA speech or better still, name one of your kids after me 🙂