Podcast #74

“Best Books of 2020”

Featuring Dave Rothacker

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, the leading podcast for residential service contractors sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi, this is David Heimer, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. Every year, I make a point of checking with Dave Rothacker for a small book review. And the reason I do that is because Dave is one of the most dedicated readers of business books that I know. And so, we’re going to have a talk with Dave a little bit. He’s going to tell us his top three books for 2020. But before I do that, I want you to know a few things about Dave. In addition to being a really well-read human being, Dave is an author, a coach, and a consultant. Dave is one of the very few in our industry with the Servant Leader Award, and that is an incredible award. It’s rarely awarded, and it’s only given to those that have a lifetime of outstanding service to others. He is an advisory board mentor for Service Nation Alliance. He writes for Comanche Marketing and is the author of Service Nations Trade Talk.

He writes a weekly Saturday rabbit hole for Service Roundtable members. He is the author of the star ship freedom column for the Go-Time Success Group, co-author of the book, It’s Go-Time and he conducts leadership masterminds for the Go-Time success group. So, you can tell Dave is a very busy guy. So Dave Rothacker, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.

Dave Rothacker: Thank you, David. Glad to be here. Happy to be here and I love to share book knowledge.

David Heimer: Before we get into your top three for 2020 was reading in 2020, any different for you, did it change what you read in any way?

Dave Rothacker: Not so much for the whole COVID pandemic thing. My change was a little bit more personal. And instead of averaging 70 to 80 books a year, I cut back. I went back into the library and re-read a lot of my old books. Kind of thinking back, I probably did concentrate a little bit more on leadership just because of the whole pandemic and being able to write about it and offer advice. So yeah, I did a little bit more with leadership.