5 years, 1 month ago

More on Requisite Inefficiency

The “slides” supporting my talk on Requisite Inefficiency a couple of months ago have been on Slideshare since then but I haven’t had the time to share them here. Which I do now. The various manifestations of Requisite Inefficiency in both organisms and organisations can be understood by observing the maintenance of balances between homeostasis […]

5 years, 8 months ago

Variety – part 2

Can you deal with it? It is amazing how language evolved to adapt to reductionist mindset.  “Deal”, which originated from divide and initially meant only to distribute and then to trade, is now used as synonym for cope, manage and control. We manage things by dividing them. We eat elephants peace by peace, we start […]

5 years, 8 months ago

Variety – part 1

The cybernetic concept of variety is enjoying some increase in usage. And that’s both in frequency and in number of different contexts. Even typing “Ross Ashby” in Google Trends supports that impression. In the last two years the interest seems stable, while in the previous six – non-existing, save for the lonely peak in May […]

6 years, 8 months ago

The Meaning of Iteration

There is a curious ambiguity about the word “iteration”. Sometimes it means doing exactly the same thing, over and over again; sometimes it means doing something slightly different each time.

When a process is drawn as a loop, we need to understand wh…

6 years, 9 months ago

Philosophy of Enterprise Architecture

I attended the summer school dealing with enterprise architecture that took place at IT University of Copenhagen in week 31 of 2012. A lot of interesting presentations and debates took place. I found quite a few interesting topics to think about and one of them dealt with the philosophy of enterprise architecture, which is the […]

7 years, 11 months ago

Week 22 Enterprise Architecture Summer Camp

This blog post deals with first day at the summer camp for Enterprise Architecture in Week 22 that was held in Denmark at the IT University of Copenhagen. The participants were mostly students. The tagline for this event is “Scandinavian … Continue reading

8 years, 3 months ago

The Fractal Organization: From an Enterprise Architecture Point of View.

Enterprise Architecture Patrick Hoverstadt started the lecture by saying that he had never heard of Enterprise Architecture before he ran into John Gotze but of what he has learned it is about making sense of the organization and creating a … Continue reading