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!
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.
The Rational Optimist is a MUST read. First, if you are like me, you’re tired of the world ending every-single-day news and the we-are-not-going-to-get-there-from-here panic mode writing which our commercialized news has developed into over the past few decades. The Rational Optimist lays out the history of human specialization and its impacts on civilization level progress.
The Rational Optimist is one of the top reads thus far in 2016. I highly recommend it.