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On not-retiring – a quick status

A quick status-report to say where I’m getting to so far with the business of ‘not-retiring‘. What I did in the previous post was to list the probable options for what I could/should do next. Given that the amount of

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More on not-retiring

This one’s a follow-up on my previous post, from a month ago now, ‘On not retiring‘. What I said back there was that, yeah, fairly obviously, people like me (and you too, I presume) don’t ever really retire – we

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RBPEA: Opportunities unheeded…

Following on from that description of ‘further-futures’ enterprise-architecture, several folks have asked me for a real example of the kind of world that I see, as an outcome of ‘Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture‘ [RBPEA]. In other words, what would be the outcome

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On not retiring

Kind of a personal landmark, I guess: today I reach so-called ‘retirement-age’, where I’m supposedly meant to kick back, relax and walk away from all of the stresses of a lifetime of work. Hmm… no chance of that happening, is

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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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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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Landmines on legs

What’s all the fuss about autonomous weapons? Isn’t it just a logical progression from the weapons-systems we already have? Perhaps it is – and that’s the problem… To illustrate this, first take one of these: In that form, it’s a

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Services and disservices – 6: Assessment and actions

Services serve the needs of someone. Disservices purport to serve the needs of someone, but don’t – they either don’t work at all, or they serve someone else’s needs. Or desires. Or something of that kind, anyway. And therein lie a huge range of

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Services and disservices – 5: Social example

Services serve the needs of someone. Disservices purport to serve the needs of someone, but don’t – they either don’t work at all, or they serve someone else’s needs. Or desires. Or something of that kind, anyway. And therein lie a huge range of

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Services and disservices – 5D: Social example (Implications for EA)

Services serve the needs of someone. Disservices purport to serve the needs of someone, but don’t – they either don’t work at all, or they serve someone else’s needs. Or desires. Or something of that kind, anyway. And therein lie

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