2 years, 6 months ago

The role and rise of the business-anarchist

You may have noticed some new role-titles turning up in the enterprise space. Chief Disruption Officer, for example. Or Chief Transformation Officer. A fair few variants on that theme. But what you probably won’t see – not as yet, anyway

3 years, 1 month ago

Enterprise architect as business-anarchist

I seem to have acquired the half-joking job-title of ‘business-anarchist’. Huh? Anarchist? You mean like those crazy bomb-throwing guys from the past? Uh, no… – not quite… Quite a long way from ‘”not quite”, actually. You did notice that word ‘business’,

3 years, 1 month ago

Big-consultancies and bridging the chasm

Like all small independents in just about any industry, my relationship with ‘the big boys’ is ambivalent at best. All those big analyst-consultancies like Forrester or Gartner, the ratings-agencies like Moody’s or S&P, the big IT- or process-consultancies like IBM

3 years, 2 months ago

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

3 years, 3 months ago

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

7 years, 3 months ago

Analyst, anarchist, architect

Thesis, antithesis, synthesis: the old Hegelian triad. But what’s that got to do with enterprise-architecture and the like?
Quite a lot, as it happens – though we might need to take a detour or two to get there, of course.
One point is that it’s not quite as simple as ‘thesis, antithesis, synthesis’. In the classic […]

7 years, 3 months ago

The perils of plagiarism

This one’s on the travails of being an innovative thinker who publishes on the web…
Whilst writing an article on the enterprise-architecture and the Shirky Principle that I’ll post later today, I needed to add a reference to my old Sidewise article about the role of the business-anarchist. So, like anyone else would, I did a […]