Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really – they all depend on disciplined thinking, disciplined sensemaking and decision-making. But what happens when that discipline is lost? What are the ‘sins’ that can cause that discipline to be lost? And how …

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Do you believe in magic? Most people don’t. But this isn’t about magic as such – it’s about belief: in particular, Gooch’s Paradox, that “things not only have to be seen to be believed, but also have to be believed to …

Bending reality (short version) Read more »

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Do you believe in magic? [Yep, this one is long – more than 7000 words, or long even by my somewhat-extreme standards for blogging. But there are good reasons why it needs to be this long, as you’ll discover later – and …

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Easter. In the Christian calendar at least – and in the pagan one that preceded it – it’s supposed to be a time of rebirth. Yet rebirth of what? And into what, or whom? If it’s a more personal form …

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Most of the Yabbies novel is made up of story-fragments that in principle could come together in any sequence: we make sense of them in whatever way we choose. What follows is perhaps my favourite story-fragment, “Mishie’. (A gentle reminder …

Yabbies story-fragment: 'Mishie' Read more »

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All right, I admit it: my novel Yabbies doesn’t say much about real-life yabbies. In fact they only put in one cameo appearance in the whole book: “Yabbies. Funny little things, all in their own world at the bottom of …

Yabbies – a bit of background Read more »

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Happy to announce that I’ve at last gotten round to publishing my sort-of-novel Yabbies. Hooray! 🙂 (I perhaps ought to say ‘completed and published’, but as you’ll see, ‘completing’ isn’t quite the right word, since much of the content is …

Yabbies – a novel Read more »

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Okay, so that’s all of the Mythquake book-project. The chapters, in variously-complete condition, are as follows: Mythquake MQ-1: Everyday upsets MQ-2: The centre of the universe MQ-3: I am what I do MQ-4: Whoever you voted for… MQ-5: Money makes …

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The final section of the Mythquake book-project – a book I know I’ll now never complete, so I’m making it available for anyone who wants it. The previous chapter, ‘MQ-9: Possession‘, explored what will probably be the source of the most …

Mythquake: Aftershocks (‘Mythquake’ series) Read more »

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