Stuart Boardman

After 15 years almost making a living as a musician Stuart found himself almost by accident in the information technology business, which led him to enterprise architecture, which actually isn't really about IT at all. A self-proclaimed unrepentant hippy, Stuart is drawn to Social Business by the combination of the conviction that the world really could be a better place (Social) and the attraction of practical realism (Business). It gives him the opportunity to combine his analytical skills with a passion for change.

Right now he's writing a book about how all this comes together (you're reading it here). Now if he could only find a way to get music in there too...

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Get up and dance!

Filed in Episode 3 by on August 1, 2017 1 Comment
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on July 16, 2017 1 Comment
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on May 23, 2017 0 Comments
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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Sheep, Geese, Humans and Worldviews

Filed in Episode 3 by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments
Sheep, Geese, Humans and Worldviews

There are significant groups of people around the world, whose recent electoral behaviour is, shall we say, hard to understand and generally bad for the rest of the planet. This blog is not about them. It nearly was but they were getting in the way of what I really wanted to say. Even if it […]

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Sheep

Filed in Episode 3 by on May 12, 2017 0 Comments
Sheep

Today we were walking along a narrow path by the river. The path is 2 people wide with a fence on one side and the river bank on the other. You step over a low, electrified fence to get on the path and climb over a gate at the other end. A few sheep graze […]

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My Master’s project and papers. On Walking, Music and Sustainability

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My Master’s project and papers. On Walking, Music and Sustainability

First the project report, which was the main deliverable. Ashridge MSc Sustainability and Responsibility (AMSR). Project Report And then the learning review, the secondary deliverable. Year 2 Learning Review And here’s a couple of photos of  my wonderful fellow students and our tutors:

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Silly Goose

Filed in Episode 3 by on April 12, 2017 2 Comments
Silly Goose

I’m in the, for me, novel position of looking after some geese these days. This usually involves nothing more than feeding them once a day and trying to keep them out of places they shouldn’t be. But this is breeding season, so there are additional complications. One morning last week I went out to feed […]

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Quantum Psycholosography

Filed in Episode 3, Uncategorized by on February 26, 2017 0 Comments
Quantum Psycholosography

Why is everything so damned interesting? Some social media friends and I were discussing the huge amount of interesting (and potentially important) stuff that comes our way and that we can’t keep up with. New books and articles pile up half read on our physical or virtual bookshelves. In the last month articles on cognition, […]

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This Is Winter Too, (This is Nature Too)

Filed in Episode 3 by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
This Is Winter Too, (This is Nature Too)

This started out as a photo essay on winter. And then I read an article that disturbed me. I’m a strong supporter of rewilding. I think organizations like Rewilding Britain do great work, so it may seem strange that I was unhappy with this article about them. Near the beginning there’s a quote from George Monbiot […]

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Winter

Filed in Episode 3 by on December 30, 2016 0 Comments
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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