What Inspires Amigo’s Founder

Al Thieme’s Top 10 Books & Why

Friendly Wheels, Issue 127

December 2018

The Al Thieme Library was built to celebrate Amigo Mobility’s 50th anniversary and to encourage those who visit to read and discover some of the books that have inspired Al. See more photos of the special space we created at Amigo here.

Below are Al Thieme’s top 10 books along with notes on why he enjoyed them.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” by Stephen R. Covey
From this I learned that by following simple steps and focusing on them I could grow tremendously.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins
Through examples, this showed how to build our business and helped grow it into the great business it is today.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
With God’s help and the power of optimistic thinking, you can accomplish anything.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This is how I first learned to be a true business professional.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs was a visionary, and I related with that. thieme family in libraryWhile his ideas were not always agreed with, they were usually accurate and he pushed boundaries.

Steps on the Stairway by Ralph Ransom
This book built on what I learned from Dale Carnegie and drove home the point even more about how important the team and people are. People are the number one priority in business.

The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill
This taught me that with determination and strong will I could succeed at anything, even if the cards were stacked against me.

Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
This drove home the point that you need to look for success in what you are doing now and strive for excellence.

The Bible
This is what I have read numerous times to help guide me through my life and to help make many major decisions.

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
There is nothing better than learning how previous successful and creative people succeeded and changed our world.

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