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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Small worlds – Splintered thoughts

Filed in Episode 3 by on December 28, 2016 0 Comments
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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Ordinary Things

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Ordinary Things

One of the side effects of illness and injury (in my case a slipped disk) can be that your world becomes smaller. You don’t travel for your work. Your chance of being somewhere new is small. You move more slowly and aren’t up to long trips. It’s not feasible to go to all those special places, where […]

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A few thoughts on (re)enchantment

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A few thoughts on (re)enchantment

Several people reacted to my last blog with the reasonable question of how we can maintain/retain the sensation of enchantment on the bleak, depressing days when everything seems to be wrong with the world (or at least our own bit of it). I have no easy answer to this (if there were one, it probably […]

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An Enchantment Tale

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An Enchantment Tale

It was my birthday but that’s only relevant, because it’s one reason I was in a very relaxed mood and perhaps therefore more open to noticing than usual. That and the radically improved weather. In Amsterdam we have a lot of canals. Everyone knows that from the picture postcards but probably not that, outside of […]

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Networks and Serendipity versus the Vested Interests

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Networks and Serendipity versus the Vested Interests

Let’s be clear. Sustainability is about a lot more than just environmental policy. Making our footprint on the planet bearable (for the planet) will only succeed on the basis of social equity and economic viability. And not everyone is delighted about that. All Your Natural Resources Are Belong To Us A few weeks ago I happened […]

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Red, Green and Personal

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Red, Green and Personal

As I set off on my Sunday morning run, I said to myself “don’t think about your blog”. I’d been having trouble getting this blog to work. I wanted to write about the relationship between circular economy and other fundamental changes that people are trying to achieve – but it kept coming out abstract and, […]

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Lawyers, Guns and Money

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Lawyers, Guns and Money

Last week I tweeted If corporations were socially responsible, we wouldn’t need a name for it. and was taken aback by how many retweets I got for it. It obviously struck a chord with a lot of folks. And, picking up on my previous post, it has everything to do with how vested interests respond […]

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Washing Machines, Rights and Responsibilities

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Washing Machines, Rights and Responsibilities

Why is it so hard to get something repaired? Why is it so hard to find out how to do it yourself? Why do we make so little effort to change this? I had a relatively new washing machine, which every few months refused to work for a week or so. Obviously an electrical or […]

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Conferentie: Van Vinken Naar Vonken – Ondernemen In De Nieuwe Wereld

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Conferentie: Van Vinken Naar Vonken – Ondernemen In De Nieuwe Wereld

Ondernemen op basis van zekerheden bestaat in veel gevallen uit het ‘afvinken’ van lijstjes. Ondernemen in een voortdurend veranderende omgeving vraagt om ‘vonken’, waarbij samenwerkende partijen op het juiste moment krachten weten te bundelen. Deze visie staat centraal tijdens ons seminar op woensdag 12 februari 2014. We geven die dag een podium aan mensen en […]

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