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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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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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

Filed in Episode 3, Uncategorized by on December 21, 2016 0 Comments
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on December 16, 2016 2 Comments
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on March 24, 2016 0 Comments
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on October 2, 2015 0 Comments
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
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

Filed in Episode 3 by on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
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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