My Reading List For 2014 and 2015

Well I spent my Amazon Christmas Gift Cards to buy 16 of the best business entrepreneur books out there.

Just in time for the New Year 2015.

Here it is!

The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win
Steven Gary Blank

 Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Robbins, Tony

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
Newport, Cal

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Carnegie, Dale

Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
Hill, Napoleon

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Covey, Stephen R.

Fried, Jason
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Gerber, Michael E.

Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill

The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business
Christensen, Clayton M.

 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap,and Others Don’t
Jim Collins

As a Man Thinketh
Allen, James

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Robbins, Tony

 Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Osterwalder, Alexander

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Duhigg, Charles

This year I’ve read.

1.    The Four Hour Work Week:  Tim Ferris (Excellent)
2.    Zero to One: Peter Thiel (Excellent)
3.    Smartcuts: Shane Snow (Average)
4.    Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: Joe Dizpensa (Excellent)

5     The Hidden Man: EW Kenyon ( Excellent)

Book I am currently reading

1.    The Lean Startup: Eric Ries (Excellent)

2     The Nature of Reality: Richard Morris

 Book I will read next:

1.    The Innovators: Walter Isaacson

2.    Prayer and Quantum Physics: Jim Berge

3.    Advance Bible Course: EW Kenyon

And of course my daily and most important book!!!

The Bible

I use four daily Bible programs

1.    The Online Bible
2.    The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer
3.    E Sword
4.    Libronix Logos



Good Leadership Requires That You Love Cow Poop!

“Success can be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.” Tim Ferris

“Great leadership means that you don’t give a hoot about what others think of what you do as long as you as what you do is in the will of God.” Jose Alvarez

“Clarity trumps persuasion.” Anonymous

“We need less saluting and more shooting.” Dr. Lawton Smith

“Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.” Charlie Chaplin

“The world belongs to super communicators and connectors” Jose Alvarez

“If you look to a person to get from instead of giving to them, you will fail.” Jose Alvarez

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Mark Twain


Proverbs 14: 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

The crib is clean from cow poop, because there are no cows in it.

If you are going to use the cow to help you plow and produce, your crib will have cow poop.

God is looking for men and women who prosper in poop.

Many see the problem but few will get their hands dirty to solve it.

If we are only looking for success in our ministry and business without becoming a good leader in it, we miss God’s higher purpose.

Many say, “we need to do this and that!” Very few will ever do anything to get it done.

Solutions come through communicating, sharing, connecting, networking, praying, getting dirty in the poop, confronting, giving input, have a willingness to be wrong and learn, sacrifice time and resources, serving, vulnerability, transparency, accessibility to others, and to know people and be known by them.

Good leaders must be willing to get their hands dirty with cow poop.

Church leaders, if you want to prophesy to the poop but stay clean from it you are missing the calling

If you run away from the poop without attempting to clean it up first, you miss it.

It’s impossible to correctly judge a situation without entering into relationship and spend time with the person who created it.

Time must be devoted until you get an idea of what it means to walk in his shoes, or understand why she ticks the way she does.

I can only adequately judge a situation when I have spent time with the people who are in it.

Some will complain about an individual, but very few will spend time to mentor them. This is the call of the hour. It’s the call for fathers and mothers in business and faith.

There are others run from meeting to meeting or church to church looking for the greener grass, but few will improve where they have been called to in the first place.

No one likes cow poop, or poop of any kind, but good leaders learn to thrive in it.

Are you a poop lover?


The Best of 2014

I don’t share many articles and or books by others, unless they’ve impacted me and thus should impact you.

The following are three of the best articles of 2014.

 On becoming super productive

On personal improvement

On building an effective business.

Then there are three brilliant books for the entrepreneurial minded.

 Leveraging Your Time

Creating a business

Creating a new you


The Best-001

The Principle of Thinner Air

Its easier to make ten million dollars than one. Ninety nine percent of people because of fear of achieving greatness or of the uncertain will always strive for mediocrity.  Hence competition is always fiercest among the mediocre. Once you get to the top, you will find little competition and the ability to make more. It is the principle of the one going higher into the earth atmosphere will encounter thinner and thinner air.  Timothy Ferris

The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits. Timothy Ferris

The opposite to happiness is not sadness. The opposite to happiness is boredom.Timothy Ferris


Tim Ferris