E338: Mike and Dave’s Favorite Business Books

Welcome to Episode 338 of the EcomCrew podcast! Today, Dave and I are doing something new. We’re not just gonna be talking about ecommerce. We’re also gonna dive into the business books that shaped us into the people we are today.

These books were highly influential especially as to how we handle our teams and operate our businesses in general. We talk about some highlights of the books and how we implemented what we learned into running our brands.


  • Mike’s new reading routine – 3:15
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – 7:00
  • Book No. 1:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – 10:03
  • Highlights of Book 1 – 12:04
  • Book No. 2: The One Thing by Gary Keller – 14:14
  • How Dave implemented the ideas from Book No. 2 for EcomCrew – 17:15
  • Bonus Book: Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson – 19:00
  • Book No. 3:The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell – 20:10
  • Mike’s experience with employment – 22:47
  • The fear of losing one’s job – 24:48
  • Book No. 4: No Man’s Land by Doug Tatum – 26:24
  • Big vs. small companies – 28:40
  • Book No. 5: Traction by Gino Wickman – 35:28
  • Book No. 6: Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger – 39:34
  • Bonus Book: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • Dave’s most overrated book: Traction – 39:38
  • Mike’s defense for Traction – 41:30
  • Mike’s most overrated book: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris – 45:14

If you loved this episode, listen to E175 of the podcast to get to know more about Mike and how he started his ecommerce journey.

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Until the next one.

Happy selling!

Michael Jackness

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.
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