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2018 Reading list

Man's Search for meaning -Viktor E. Frankl Climate Change: What everyone needs to know – Joseph Romm Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson Man Plus – Frederik Pohl Childhood's end – Arthur C. Clarke The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that transform the world – David Deutsch A Case of Conscience – James Blish Witch: A Tale of Terror – Charles MacKay Meditations – Marcus Aurelius Life 3.0: Being human in the age of artificial intelligence – Max Tegmark Bullshit Jobs: A theory – David Graeber Lost Connections: Uncovering the real causes of depression and the unexpected solutions – Johann Hari It doesn't have to be crazy at work – Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hanson A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R.R. Martin The case against education: Why the education system is a waste of time and money – Byran Caplan Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations - Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, and G

RIF Notes #49

“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.” ~ John Gall The Agile Fluency Model – “ Organizational leaders are complaining that they’re not getting the benefits they expected. This article presents a fluency model that will help you get the most out of agile ideas” The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration – “In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM” Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be What I Talk About When I Talk About Platforms – “Some organisations stumble when they attempt to build on top of their existing shared services without first addressing their organisa