Reading up for CALM-Alpha
I’m really looking forward to the CALM-Alpha event next month. In preparation for it, I’m going through our tentative reading list. The faculty members suggest that attendees read the following books as preparation for the event:
- Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
- Ursula leGuin, The Dispossessed
- Dava Sobel, Longitude
In addition, it would be a good idea to view at least this excerpt from the Star Trek Next Generation episode Darmok.
If you’re attending CALM-Alpha, you’ve probably read the relevant papers already. If not, this would be my personal list of papers to read to start out:
- Cynthia Kurtz and Dave Snowden, The new dynamics of strategy: Sense-making in a complex and complicated world
- Dave Snowden and Peter Stanbridge, The Landscape of Management
- Dave Snowden, Multi-ontology sense making; a new simplicity in decision making
- Joseph Pelrine, On Understanding Software Agility— A Social Complexity Point Of View
The Cognitive Edge site has many other papers worth reading.