It began with an octopus; wandered into an accidental remark about “a flocking of Boyds”; and then drifted off somewhat sideways from there. But seems that this crabwise shuffle may be leading somewhere useful – for my current explorations of …

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Following on from the previous post ‘Sensemaking: Into the void‘, what’s a good everyday analogy or example on how to develop our skills in sensemaking and strategy? In particular, how to understand, apply and use the ‘sense, make-sense, decide, act‘ …

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How do we make sense when we don’t know what’s going on? What happens when we find ourselves diving into ‘the void’ of the unknown and uncertain? And what can we do there, to make enough sense of ‘the unknown’ to make useful …

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How do we work with change? How do we deal with change? Or cope with it? Perhaps a better metaphor would be to dance with change. That’s not a new metaphor, of course: for business-change, for example, there’s the now-classic book …

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One of the themes that’s come up during our Patreon-funded further development of ‘the bucket-list’ suite of change-guidance tools is that of gamification – using some kind of game to guide the process of sensemaking and decision-making for a given …

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It’s been good to see another review of my book ‘Changes – a business novel‘: (There’s a sizeable free-sample of the book on Leanpub: go to the home-page for the book, and then click on the ‘Read free sample’ button …

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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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This one’s a follow-up to a recent post, ‘Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT‘, which adds the theme of time-horizons for strategy. The starting-point was a kind Tweet-comment by Ralph-Christian Ohr about that post of mine: RT @ralph_ohr Great post by @tetradian …

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What’s the difference between technology-adoption, technology-evolution and lifecycle-management? That’s a question that’s come up recently for me, in part as a follow-up to my recent post ‘Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT‘. The key point here is that, to explain the underlying …

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By now, most people in enterprise-architecture will know Gartner’s beloved ‘Bimodal IT’ as ‘the gift that goes on giving’ – giving of wry laughter, that is, as the Gartner consultants seemingly each queue up, one after another, to make ever-more-futile …

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