“Information overload!”, wails my colleague Anders Østergaard on Twitter, “I want vacation, now!” Well, if you need a vacation, and there’s none available, surely there’s always the option of an anti-vacation? Let me explain – from my current first-hand experience. …

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Found this Volkswagen initiative via Swedish social-media expert Oscar Berg: Notice the success-metrics: two-thirds more people used the stairs rather than the escalator. Now: how do we apply those same principles to organisational design and enterprise-architectures? 🙂

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The media response was predictable, I suppose: sometimes considered and thoughtful – ‘France offers us all a new perspective‘ – but often sarcastic or dismissive – ‘Sarkozy proposes the joie de vivre index‘. Yet the recent report on economics models …

New economics models – what impact on enterprise architecture? Read more »

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Continuing the theme of the dangers of term-hijack, is the current usage of the term ‘economics’ the worst term-hijack ever? In almost all references to ‘economics’ these days, it’s clear that the term is meant to mean ‘money on a …

‘Economics’ – the worst term-hijack ever? Read more »

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Realised that the free-download reference-sheets from the Tetradian Enterprise Architecture books would be useful to have up on Slideshare as well, so have uploaded them there for more general accessibility than solely from the Tetradian Books website. “A framework for …

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Another slide-deck from a fair while back (2001, in this case), but still seems relevant today. Many of its quotes reference a section in The Economist edited by Peter Drucker, about ‘the business of the future’. [It’s in PDF format, …

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Still recovering from the TOGAF conference – about which I need to do a blog-report later, ‘cos some major shifts there – and still ridiculously tired from the way-too-early-start, way-too-late-finish days of the conference itself. But a key point came …

Anarchist again Read more »

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For a while now I’ve been describing myself as a ‘business anarchist‘, in part because a sizeable aspect of my work is ‘creative destruction’ of business assumptions and the like, for the purpose of clarifying the direction in which the …

The natural anarchist Read more »

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More ramblings on the ‘business anarchist’ theme. The conventional ‘scientific’ assumptions about business reality – as in Taylor’s classic ‘Scientific Management‘ – assume that everything is based on predictable Newtonian-style rules and laws. It’s sort-of true, up to a point, …

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