Tag: innovation

Seven sins – 3: The Newage Nuisance

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – 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

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Seven sins – 2: The Golden-Age Game

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – 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

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Seven sins – 1: The Hype Hubris

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – 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

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Seven sins of dubious discipline

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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Round the bend

How do people learn new skills? And what can be done to make it quicker and easier to learn those needed skills? One answer is to explore the patterns in the skills-learning process… On the surface, each skill is different,

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Getting beyond ‘Just Do It’

Sometimes I really do despair of the ‘Just Do It’ crowd… In a previous post, I described the practical challenges faced by anyone starting out on something new, and used a few personal examples in my own work to illustrate this.

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Real EA: crossing the chasm?

One of the practical problems of the innovator’s lifestyle is that, by definition, we tend to work a long way away (metaphorically speaking) from the mainstream. It’s true that there are some real advantages to playing the Outsider role –

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Ideafarming

Ideafarming. Sometimes a word will pop up out of nowhere, like the mushrooms did yesterday on the grass verge just down the road on this small suburban block. But ‘ideafarming’ is a good way to describe the work that I

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How to continue a legend in the days of social-media

Guy Kewney died this morning. One of the legends of computer-journalism. Unlike some of his colleagues such as David Tebbutt, I never knew Guy personally, so there’s really nothing I can add in that sense. Yet reading through the comments

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EA and innovation

Just realised that I’m doing a whole load of posts to the LinkedIn forums – particularly Serge Thorn’s The Enterprise Architecture Network and Greg Suddreth’s Business Architecture Community – when I really ought to post them here as well. So

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