Podcast #54

“Company Aquisition”

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. I am a person who likes to read books. I read a fair amount. I even belong to a book club. I like talking about books and I like to ask other people for recommendations. Over my career, I’ve found that a great person to ask for book recommendations is Dave Rothacker. So periodically, I check in with Dave, I find out what books he’s reading, what he likes, what he doesn’t like, and I have found some great books by doing that. So today, I thought we should check in with Dave and ask him about his favorite books for 2019. And just a few things you should know about Dave, in addition to being a really well-read human, Dave is an author, coach, and consultant, he’s an advisory board mentor for Service Nation Alliance. He writes for Comanche Marketing. He writes a weekly Saturday rabbit hole for Service Roundtable members. He blogs some fascinating stuff at Rothacker Reviews. He’s part of the Go Time Success Group, and Dave is one of the very few people that has been honored with the Servant Leader Award. That’s an award that is rarely given, and it’s only given to those with a lifetime of outstanding service to others. So it’s a very prestigious award, and he’s a great person to have won it. So Dave Rothacker, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.

Dave Rothacker: Yeah. Thanks, David. Thank you so much. Thanks for the introduction.

David Heimer: All well deserved. So I wanted to ask you about your three favorite books for 2019. But I wanted to ask you another question. You can tell me it’s none of my business if you want, but how many books do you think you read in 2019?

Dave Rothacker: Well, I don’t really keep track, so it would be hard to tell you specifically. But I think on average, I read about 70 books a year. Now, 2019 was a little different for me because instead of reading new books, half of those 70 books were books that I have re-read. And I find rereading books, it’s like stepping in the river. You never stepped in the same river twice. And I always find nuggets of gold in the books that I reread. But on average, probably around 70 books a year.