ISSS Book Club

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Welcome to the ISSS Book Club! The purpose of the book club is to explore the systems science literature in depth, so books are read over several months,  with monthly reading assignments of approximately 50-100 pages. Participants will have opportunities to both suggest books to read and vote on a selection of books. Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time.

Our inaugural book is The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking: Governance in a Climate Emergency by Ray Ison and Ed Straw.The reading assignment are as follows:

15 April 2021: Introduction and Part I

20 May 2021: Part II

17 June 2021: Chapters 7-9

15 July 2021: Chapters 10-12 (this meeting may be postponed if it conflicts with the ISSS Conference)

The next three books that we will read are Heart of Enterprise by Stafford Beer, The Science of Synthesis by Debora Hammond, and Free Will by Sam Harris. If you would like to be included on book club emails, please email Marty Jacobs. She is listed in the Member Directory.

Please note: This is a members only benefit. If you'd like to join the conversation, please consider becoming a member of ISSS.