Be Inspired

Starting Points

How The Light Gets In

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How The Light Gets In

The rate of change, the number of sources of change and the impact of change are at an unprecedented level in human history. Has it now reached such a pitch that change itself is a paradigm changing phenomenon, regardless of the content of the change?

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The Interconnectedness Of All Things

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The Interconnectedness Of All Things

This site nearly got called The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Enterprise. My admiration for Douglas Adams only seems to increase with the years. Now he’s provided me with inspiration for the second blog in a row.

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For What It’s Worth

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For What It’s Worth

We live in a world where the rate of change, the sources of change and the potential impact of change is greater than it ever was before. Strategic decisions have to be taken in the face of a considerable degree of uncertainty, so we have to learn the art of building the management of uncertainty into our strategies.

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Enterprise Architecture

Requisite Scatter

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Requisite Scatter

In my first blog on this site, ‘For What It’s Worth’, I referred to Ross Button’s Scatter Architecture.

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Mr Ashby’s Bright Idea

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Mr Ashby’s Bright Idea

Great theories come in two sorts: the type that is so fundamentally foreign to one’s existing worldview that it’s a major effort to get your head round it (think Special Relativity here); and the type that is so staringly obvious that you can’t believe you didn’t think of it yourself – but you didn’t.

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A Science of Enterprise Architecture? Really?

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A Science of Enterprise Architecture? Really?

I’ve seen quite a few discussions over the last couple of years about whether enterprise architecture (EA) is amenable to disciplined, rigorous methods – sometimes described as a scientific approach. A lot of what I’ve seen strikes me as anything but scientific.

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General Musings

Get up and dance!

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Get up and dance!

Maria Popova’s Brainpickings is one of the great joys of the Internet, so it seems churlish to quibble with something that appears there. But I’m going to, because I think the subject matters and never more than now. One of the pieces from this week highlights Josef Pieper’s paean to the music of Bach. Now I […]

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The Wonder of Poohsticks

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The Wonder of Poohsticks

Walking one of my habitual routes this morning, I stopped by a bridge to play Poohsticks (with myself). One of my three sticks never made it under the bridge. The other two headed straight towards an obstacle but at the last moment were steered round it by the current. Slightly further up they failed to avoid […]

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For Free

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For Free

I wrote this originally as an email to my fellow students on the Ashridge Master’s in Sustainability and Responsibility. It was just a moment’s inspiration but it connected with quite a few people. I thought it might be worth sharing with a wider group. Saturday morning. I was doing my round of food shopping, which […]

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