Category: Society

Gender, futures and other society-oriented areas of interest

On innovation, foundations, scaffolding and Portakabins

Given that I’m reframing my work here as ‘maker of tools for change’, it seems worthwhile to republish from my now long-defunct Sidewise blog this 2010 post on some on the realities of change that must be acknowledged and addressed if

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An inventory, sorted

I’ll try for another way to sort and describe the current state of that stack of tools and methods that I’ve developed over the past decade or so, to guide business change and transformation, and that, for various reasons, I’d nicknamed

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Still here, still busy

Yeah, I’ll admit I’ve gone a bit quiet recently. Over here on this blog, at least. But it hasn’t been that I haven’t been doing anything. There is a lot that’s going on at present – though most of it is

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The bucket-list – a keyword-schema

I’ll admit it: there’s an awful lot of stuff on this website of mine. And there are so many tools and suchlike here that it can be difficult to find one’s way around, or to work out which tools to

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The bucket-list – changing direction

I’ve given up on enterprise-architecture. Why? Several reasons, really. The main one is that, even now, enterprise-architecture still isn’t enterprise architecture – and there are still massive vested-interests against its ever being so. Its literal meaning should be ‘the architecture of the enterprise‘;

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At IASA Ireland 2017

I’ve spent the past week in Ireland, first in Dublin at the IASA Ireland 2017 conference (co-hosted by ICS, the Irish Computer Society), and also at a follow-on event organised by Gar Mac Críosta. Paddy Baxter‘s theme for the conference

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May Day, and a mayday for our world

And yeah, this is where it gets seriously scary. Not just for me: for just about everyone. I mentioned in the previous post that “I hate the money-economy”. It might be useful if I explained why? — Yes, this is May Day. Beltane,

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The bucket-list – funding the work

And, yeah, this is where it gets kinda scary. For me, anyway… I hate the money-economy. (Understatement… But explaining that is for another post than this one.) The reality, though, is that I do have to find some way to work with

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The bucket-list – next steps

Frameworks, tools and so on. All the stuff that’s in the bucket-list. There’s a right way to do it. There’s a wrong way to do it. (There’s also an all-too-common incompetent way to do it – throw together a mish-mash of half-baked

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The bucket-list – a clarification

I need to do a follow-on to my previous post ‘The bucket-list‘, to add a few clarifications. It’s not that I’m doing an “I’m taking my bat and ball and going home so there”. It isn’t even about the money

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