My Influences

I try to read a new book every week. The following is a list of my favorite books.

Lean Books


Leadership Books


Here are some of my favorite quotes:

  • A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself-? 
  • Progress isn’t made by early rises, it’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. -? 
  • The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it. -Abraham Lincoln 
  • The significant problems we have cannot be solved with the thinking used to create them.-Albert Einstein 
  • Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself. -Alfred Sheinwold 
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -Aristotle 
  • A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue. -Assyrian Proverb 
  • It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear -Brett Hourbach, Coach & Pres. Of Boston Celtics 
  • A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. -Bruce Lee 
  • You can do anything, but not everything. -David Allen 
  • Mistakes are portals of discovery. -James Joyce 
  • Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. -Jiddu Krishnamurti 
  • Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. -Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach 
  • Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing-Michael Iapoce 
  • No person can lead other people except by showing them a future. A leader is a merchant of hope. -Napoleon 
  • Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. -Oscar Wilde 
  • Efficiency is doing better what is already been done. Effectiveness is deciding what to do better. -Peter F. Drucker 
  • Lose an hour in the morning and you will be all day hunting for it. -Richard Whately 
  • Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. -Robert Frost 
  • There are two rules for success. 1. Never tell everything you know. -Roger H. Lincoln 
  • As you gain experience, you’ll realize that all logical questions are considered insubordination -Scott Adams 
  • Wisdom is the realization of one’s own ignorance. -Socrates 
  • He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. -Sunshine Magazine 
  • The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected -Swedish Proverb 
  • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar 

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