Blog Archives

On fiction and RBPEA – ‘Chance and the Institution’

Another follow-on from the fiction theme as described in the two previous posts. This extract from the collaborative transmedia-project gives a bit more detail on the underlying backstory and storyworld that I’m setting up for it, and the crucial impact

Posted in Futures, Power and responsibility, Scribbles / writing, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

On fiction and RBPEA – At the docks

As in the previous post, I’ve been saying for a while that I’m moving more towards fiction as a way of explaining the core ideas of my work. This extract is from the early stages of what I intend to

Posted in Complexity / Structure, Futures, Power and responsibility, Realities, Scribbles / writing, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

RBPEA: Attachment, non-attachment, non-detachment

It’d be mid-evening by now, I guess, as I wander down to the platform for the tube-train home. As the train-doors open, there’s a cluster of mostly Asian lads down at this end of the train, happily joshing with each

Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Power and responsibility, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

The gift of a world

It’s heavy – that’s all I can tell at first. Slowly, carefully, I unwrap the present my great-niece has given me. It’s a small wooden box, with brass hinges and fastener, and with my name inlaid on top in green

Posted in Power and responsibility, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Four principles for a sane society: an addendum

What architectures do we need for a society and economics that’d be viable and sustainable over the longer term? And how do we scale that down to the the everyday work we do at present in enterprise-architectures and the like?

Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Power and responsibility, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Relational-assets are not ‘possessions’

What happens when someone gets confused about the nature of different types of assets? Short answer: they try to treat everything as ‘possessions’ – and that’s when the lawyers have a field-day… A great example of this is described in

Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Looking at the big picture

In case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been ranting about those apparently-abstract ideas about ‘Possessed by possession‘ and the like… What I’ve been calling ‘Really-Big-Picture enterprise-architecture‘ is about looking at how we can apply enterprise-architecture ideas at a much larger

Posted in Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

One more try…

Oh well. The past couple of posts on a ‘thought-experiment‘ in using enterprise-architecture methods to guide a fundamental rethink of economics both seem to have gone down like the proverbial lead-balloon. Fair enough. But I guess I’ll do one more try before

Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A simpler version of the ‘EA-governance thought-experiment’

The previous post ‘Governance in a responsibility-based enterprise-architecture‘ was a bit long… as usual… So here’s a (somewhat) shorter-form version of the same ‘thought-experiment’ about an EA-based approach to governance and law, laid out in step-by-step format, and without the

Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Governance in a responsibility-based enterprise-architecture

I’ve deliberately chosen a rather bland title here for what may turn out to be, for many people, a seriously scary post… because what this is actually about is rethinking, from scratch, the entire basis of property-law and quite a few

Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Books by Tom Graves

Ebooks by Tom Graves

Categories

Archives