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

Winter

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Winter

Winter is life. Winter is alive. That’s enough words. I’ll get propositional about this some other time. Here are a few amateur happy snaps taken over the last month. Click on them for full size (if you want). And here’s some music you might want to listen to while you watch:               […]

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Small worlds – Splintered thoughts

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Small worlds – Splintered thoughts

Oliver’s Question My friend Oliver Baier (@OliverBaier) recently tweeted: “Has #RBPEA just become bigger and more urgent in 2016? People seeking (and buying) ever simpler answers to ever bigger problems”. The hashtag RBPEA was coined by Tom Graves (@Tetradian) and means Really Big Picture Enterprise Architecture. It says that to understand an enterprise one increasingly […]

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Baynes and Bateson

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Baynes and Bateson

Back in November we said goodbye to a lovely guy and one of the finest musicians I’ve ever played with, Ifor Baynes. Most people who’ll read this have probably never heard of him. Would that the world were different.     Ifor actually died in April but this was a memorial organized by some of his closest […]

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