THA 043: Book Club – Favorite Books That Have Made Me A Better Leader/CEO

Helping automotive aftermarket professionals improve; one lesson at a time.

Learn from your industry peers in a round-table forum. Get new ideas, perspectives, trends, insights, best-practices and expertise from aftermarket professionals.

Watch like a DOCUMENTARY … Learn like a SEMINAR.

The Academy Panel:

Jude Larson is the president, owner and lead consultant for JML Real Solutions. He is a frequent speaker and trainer at industry events. Jude has vast business experience including being a highly successful service advisor, the owner and operator of a hybrid online and print marketing company, a top performer in the financial industry, and a record-setting career in retail management. Jude uses his rich experience and business success as he consults, trains and coaches results-focused solutions with clients. Jude is also a shop owner. Listen to Jude’s Episodes HERE.

Joe Hanson owns Gordie’s Garage. Joe has attended Management Success, NAPA training, Lawrence Tech University and most recently he is a member of the RLO 20 Group 13. He has earned his ASE C1: Automobile Service Consultant Certification.  Under his father’s leadership, he has seen what it really takes to make a business like this work. Listen to Joe’s Episodes HERE.

 Joe Valind is from Auto Safety Center in West Bend, Wisconsin. As a high school senior Joe got his first automotive mechanic job in September 1995 through his high school co-op program. As the Lord’s providence would have it, the placement was with Roger Berth at the Auto Safety Center. (The shop he owns today)

Joe’s shop has 9 bays, 5 lifts, 3 technicians and specializes in Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, however, services most makes and models. Listen to Joe’s Episodes HERE.


Jude Larson

  • The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
  • If How Too’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny, Rich And Happy by Brian Klemmer
  • Leadership and Self Deception – The Arbinger Institute

 Joe Valind

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
  • Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
  • Extreme Ownership How US Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

 Joe Hanson

  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • Personality Plus – How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself by Florence Littauer
  • The Greatest Miracle in the World – YOU! By OG Mandino

 Bonus books not discussed in the episode from Jude Larson

  • 80/20 Sales and Marketing – Perry Marshall
  • Emotional Intellegence 2.0 – Travis Bradberry
  • The Flip Side – Flip Flippen
  • Getting Things Done – David Allen
  • Work the System – Sam Carpenter


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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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