The "E" in this case stands for entrepreneur and the author comments that most entrepreneurs aren't that at all, hence the myth surrounding it. I was sceptical at first and thought it might be too light in content to be of much use. As I read further, however, I was intrigued by the theories he developed as to the multiple roles an entrepreneur plays. Now this is not news, as any entrepreneur knows. Whether you consider it wearing different hats, juggling many balls or using another analogy to describe all the roles you play, it is usually something done subconsciously.
In this book, Gerber actually breaks down the three distinct roles of the entrepreneur, manager and technician and attempts to coach the reader through the functions of each role. Further, he looks at how trying to do everything, even if your capabilities aren't sufficient, can lead to the collapse of the very business you have worked so hard to build.
Written in the folksy style of the Wealthy Barber, it took a few chapters to stop making comparisons and read the book for what it is. I would suggest this book for people that are struggling with all those hats or balls or whatever you call the multiple functions you perform. It is an easy read but there are definitely nuggets to be mined.