#DigitalBookClub - Radical Candor by Kim Scott


location Virtual - https://zoom.us/j/512509883 | November 12, 2019 - 8:00pm EST

Welcome to the first edition of the #DigitalBookClub - a digital book club that is both digital in function and subject matter. Our first book is Kim Scott's Radical Candor: https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/.

Our book club discussion will take place virtually using Zoom (link above) on November 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EST. One of the reasons we picked this book was because of the relationship between candor and Agile product management, the product ownership role, and team-based scrum approaches.

The discussion will be inspired by Kim Scott's pre-loaded book club questions, as well as a few questions developed in advance to seed the conversation.

Be sure to join our Slack Channel to join the book club discussion early and to be part of our virtual community: https://app.slack.com/client/TNNU8J073

Happy reading!


Tell me more about this #DigitalBookClub …

“Digital” is a pretty broad and amorphous term, but vaguely we’re looking at technology, socioeconomic impacts, and keeping up professional practices in a changing world.

Who is this book club intended for? All those who are interested in digital literacy and engaging with others in a respectful manner on digital topics inspired by great reads. Reading and discussing books with a community helps contextualize, challenge, and cement ideas. So, join us!

Your inaugural hosts are Kent Aitken, Anna Wong, and Todd Scanlan, all of which work as federal public servants with the Government of Canada, specifically the CSPS Digital Academy.

How does the book club work? It’s a two-track book club. We’ll keep a forward list of three books at a time with a Slack channel for each, and people can choose to either discuss asynchronously online or wait for a monthly video conference that caps off each book. We may experiment with a similar Slack-based “meeting” for a book. We’ll invite authors as a matter of course. Members are welcome to latch on to any books they like and sit others out.

We will emphasize the respect element in each of our discussions. We want this to be a respectful and inclusive community and falling afoul of that rule is the sole thing that can get someone removed.

While the community will vote on books, the shortlist will be created from the long list by alternating genders, backgrounds, perspectives, and ethnicities.

Long list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DHZS1kMud0HSZZYKVZ0wyH-C08uxiugzILO7_JGPoWc/edit

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