What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite is an excellent book to ensure you start overtly thinking about challenging how you think. In my mind, the author provides enough statistics and explanation of how our brains and tendencies operate. His explanations are tied to statistic examples which are compared to the statistically incorrect manner in which our individual experiences may push our decision-making process down the least optimal path.
What Makes Your Brain Happy is a good book to get your geek on while thinking about how you personally make decisions and what they are based upon. Recommended!
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.
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!