8 years, 9 months ago

Models as decision-records (Enterprise Canvas)

This one is mainly about enterprise-architectures, but also applies to just about any other usage of models – visual, mathematical or whatever – in pretty much any other discipline.
There’s a common perception that a model represents some kind of reality, either in the present, the past, or some intended future.
To my mind, though, it more […]

8 years, 10 months ago

A week in Tweets: 9-15 January 2011

Another week and – here in southern Australia at least – one of extreme contrasts, with very heavy rainfall followed by blistering sunshine. Not sure if the same is true of the week’s collection of Tweets and links, but find it for yourself, anyway. Usual categories, of course.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, innovation and suchlike:

business_design: Capitalism2.0: 1) […]

8 years, 10 months ago

Currency, value and trust

More enterprise-architecture stuff, this time about the relationship between trust, value and money.
This starts from a Tweet by Swedish consultant Oscar Berg, which triggered off a back-and-forth flurry:

oscarberg: The main currencies of business have always been information & trust. They let us exchange favors, goods/money […]

8 years, 10 months ago

On ‘Time=Money’ and other metaphors

“Gotta rush! Time equals money, ya know!”
But does it?
More accurately, are they ever actually equivalent?
It’s not a trivial question – because if they’re not equivalent, just how much damage is that metaphor doing to our enterprise-architectures, business-architectures and much else besides?
Closely related to this is another metaphor: “money equals value”. And that one can do […]

8 years, 10 months ago

A week in Tweets: 2-8 January 2011

Another collection of Tweets and links from a cold, wet summer in Australia: usual categories, of course, after the usual ‘Read more…’ break:

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, innovation and suchlike:

greblhad: The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section Six: Strengths and weaknesses http://wp.me/p7ejN-8d <interesting #entarch series – an adaptation of Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’
vernaallee: RT @profhamel: […]

8 years, 10 months ago

People, assets, relationships and responsibility

A great meetup yesterday with Shawn Callahan (@unorder) and Kevin Bishop (@kevinbishop) of Australian consultancy Anecdote, and their upcoming launch of Zahmoo – a new web-based tool to manage stories and narrative-knowledge, for organisations, communities and families.
Over lunch the conversation wandered onto my work on enterprise-architecture and the Enterprise Canvas, and my latest book Mapping […]

8 years, 10 months ago

A week in Tweets: 26 December 2010 – 01 January 2011

Managing to keep up to date at present, so here’s the list of Tweets and links for the week (and year) just past. Usual categories, of course.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business strategy and suchlike:

tetradian: [post] Where is the information when we need it? http://bit.ly/hPBME3 #entarch #itarch #orgarch #systems
jdevoo: MIT SMR Analytics: New Path to Value http://bit.ly/g0ExUs – […]

8 years, 10 months ago

A week in Tweets: 19-25 December 2010

A somewhat smaller collection of Tweets and links this time – mainly because people are heading off into their various holiday-seasons, I guess. Same categories as usual, though, preceded by the usual ‘Read more…’ link.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, innovation and similar business themes:

SAlhir: RT @GreatestQuotes “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should […]

8 years, 10 months ago

Where is the information when we need it?

We boarded the plane, settled down in our seats, to await pushback from the gate – the usual ‘hurry up and wait’ of everyday air-travel. Seemed to take a bit longer than usual, though. Strange clonks and thumps from beneath my seat, down below in the cargo bay. We wait, and we wait.
[I won’t name […]

8 years, 11 months ago

A week in Tweets: 12-18 December 2010

Finally catching up, though my cold is still such that I’m at risk of dripping into the keyboard – oh joys… Still, I do promise to return to other (more useful?) posts shortly – there’s quite a backlog built up whilst I’ve been sort-of out of action. In the meantime, yes, another week’s-worth […]

8 years, 11 months ago

A week in Tweets: 05-11 December 2010

Slipping back a bit – combination of travel, bad jetlag and an even worse cold… Oh well. Anyway, another week’s-worth of Tweets and links, as usual, for whoever might find them useful.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, business-models and suchlike businessy matters:

SAlhir: White Space, Dark Matter, and Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/i4LBIn <strong recommend #entarch #itarch
business_design: revised my […]