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The Road to Character was the tenth book of 2016, which I enjoyed.

The Road to Character seeks to understand, through review of historical examples like Dwight Eisenhower and George Marshall, the ideal road to character.  The book summarizes several very well known individuals in history.  It then discusses the people and situations which developed these great individuals into very well charactered examples.

The Road to Character has all the elements I routinely enjoy in a book.  It has well-written examples, reviews of numerous characters throughout history, and explains all the people that contributed to the success of the person.  I think that The Road to Character does this part quite well; documenting the team and mentors which led to great success.

The Road to Character is an excellent read.

The Road to Character


How Google Works was the ninth book of 2016, which I enjoyed.

I think the thing that sticks out in my mind after reading How Google Works, is that evidence matters and dominates overall.  It might be great that you really think your project or program is the best thing ever, but if the evidence does not support it, most likely the focus of the team needs to move onto something that is working or taking hold and is supported by evidence.

How Google Works provides an interesting insight into the workings of the company.  With the success of Google, and their continued evidence of excellence, I fully recommend that you enjoy How Google Works!

How Google Works


Destiny and Power was the eighth book of 2016, which I enjoyed.

I thoroughly enjoyed Destiny and Power, a biography of President George HW Bush.  The holistic review of his service to the United States was exceptionally well reviewed.  I especially enjoyed the coverage of his service in the Navy. Destiny and Power highlights the enjoyment of his military service and covers the challenge of bailing out of his aircraft, including the loss of his aircrew.

The other aspect I found interesting, especially with the present election cycle underway, was the coverage of the race for his second term as President.  It covers the interesting nuances, including Perot, that led to his defeat in his bid for a second term.

This book provides exceptional insight and is very well done.  Destiny and Power is highly recommended.

Destiny and Power

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