[to the tune of “Where have all the flowers gone?”] Where have all the good skills gone? Long time passing Where have all the good skills gone? Long time ago Where have all the good skills gone? Gone to robots …

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10; 100; 1000; 10000. A lot of things those numbers could apply to, of course, but in this case they’re ballpark figures for the number of hours of learning-based practice that it takes to develop specific levels of skill. (We …

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What is a cult? What is it that underpins a cult? From where do cults gain their power? And how do the same principles apply within organisations? Over on Twitter, Mel Conway (of ‘Conway’s Law‘) asked this question: We all …

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New books, new strategy, new location, for a new decade: that’s me. And with it, big changes coming up for me, all within the first half of the coming year. In late January, there’ll be the launch of the first …

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I’d been sort-of looking after my elderly mother for some years now – the whole of the past decade, probably, though more and more so over the years. Earlier this year it had reached the point where I couldn’t really …

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What is power? Where does it come from? Where does it go? Who has it? Who doesn’t have it? Who should have it? Who shouldn’t have it? And why? – or why not, for that matter – to any of those questions…? Perennial questions indeed, in just about …

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Beyond money. It’s how most of us already run the economics of our own households. It’s how most of us already run most of our day-to-day interactions at work. It’s how perhaps most of us would already aim to interact …

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In the previous two posts in this series on background behind futures for enterprise-architecture (see video), we explored the idea of a focus on value, rather than money, as the anchor for our architectures; and then set out to imagine a world …

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After the previous post, we’re left with a question to explore: Does money really make the world go round? Or would our world actually be better without it? Let’s put it to the test… We know already that money doesn’t …

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As enterprise-architecture expands outward (see video) to a much broader scope and scale (see video), we’ll need a different kind of anchor for the architecture itself: less on means such as IT or money, more on aims, ends and purpose. In short, a …

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