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What I do, and why

“Are you the guy who writes books?”, asks the young woman behind me in the cafe. Well, yes, I am – but much as for her, it’s taken me a moment or two to recognise her, and then remember the

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A new direction?

It was a good chat, that serendipitous meeting with an IT-recruiter on the crowded homebound train. We’d managed to grab one of the rare table-seats, so I was able to show her my slidedeck ‘Attracting, retaining and getting the best

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Another view on SCORE

Yet another graphic for SCORE, this time kindly provided by JB Sarrodie, as a follow-on to the previous post ‘Using SCORE to reframe the business-model‘: I like it a lot – it’s clean, it’s easy to follow, the two-by-two matrix

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Outcomes of an Australian EA tour

Now that I’m in the wrap-up phase for my Australian EA tour, how did it go? Pretty good, would be the short answer. A bit disappointing in certain aspects, but otherwise much what I’d hoped to see: real signs of progress

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Is culture-change the same as software-change?

Should we approach culture-change as if it’s the same as software-change? At a current conference, James Archer seemed to interpret Alex Osterwalder as saying just that: jamesarcher: Company culture can be methodically designed, built, and tested almost like a software product.

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Upcoming EA tour in Australia

Currently scrambling through a swathe of slidedecks and suchlike… – that’s me getting ready for my upcoming ‘Antipodean Tour’, with a wide range of sessions on enterprise-architecture and related themes currently booked for various dates and places in Melbourne, Sydney

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Seven sins and the Hype Cycle

Where does the Hype Cycle come from? Okay, we know it was originated by consultancy-firm Gartner some years ago, and that it looks like this: Or, more simply, like this: And we also know that it aligns well with Rogers et al’s technology-adoption lifecycle:

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Luddite, and proud

I’m an enterprise-architect, deeply engaged in every aspect of technology and more. Which means that at times, yes, I’m also an active Luddite – and proud of it, too. Luddites? Aren’t they those crazy technophobes who go around smashing machines because they’re

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Seven sins, sensemaking and OODA

Following from that recent series on sensemaking and ‘Seven sins of dubious discipline‘, it seems worthwhile to look at that whole context-space from a different direction, another example of a proven metaframework for much the same kind of metadiscipline – namely

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When I’m Sixty-Four

I opened the Chrome browser for a new web-search yesterday, and this is what popped up: Google have my date-of-birth, of course, linked to my GMail account. At which point I finally remembered, “Oh, yeah, it is my birthday, isn’t

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