Summaries of relevant books

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As part of their assignments students of the (V)ODC course studied a.o. the following areas (and books):

(some books were summarized by different groups. You can find their summaries by following the links.

  • Understanding Judgment and Decision making
  • How traditional societies deal with essential human problems in a changing context
  • Dealing with Chaos
    • Gleick, James - Chaos
    • Pascale, Richard T. a.o. - Surfing on the edge of Chaos
  • On success in a world full of uncertainty
    • Taleb, Nassim Nicholas - The Black Swan
    • Taleb, Nassim Nicholas - Antifragile
  • Creativity and design to initiate innovation
    • Seelig Tina - inGenius
    • Brown, Tim - Change by Design
  • The adaptive cycle of change
    • Gunderson, Lance H. & C.S. Holling - Panarchy
  • On political order in Changing societies
    • Fukuyama, Francis - The origins of political order

These fields were chosen to better understand the dynamic settings we are in. Students made a summary of the books, linked their findings to the organizational (virtual) structures and focused on the specific role information (and ICT) is playing.

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Toon Abcouwer