Pensive and Hopeful
Architecture Essays, Leadership Viewpoints

Why IBM’s Splitting Up Makes Me Forlorn and Hopeful

The existential threat to my sense of belonging to something grand and good. ‘My granddad worked for IBM’ is what I’ve imagined my grandkids telling their friends. It has the…

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Narcissism
Language & Writing

Are you a Writing Narci(ssist)?

A bit of a rant about those who publish to show off. Hello again. Today I am venting about something that’s been putting me off for years. I am sharing…

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Enterprise Architect
Architecture Essays

How to Become an Enterprise Architect in 4 Stages

An 8m podcast on the recommended route. Do you want to become an Enterprise Architect? This episode is about how you can, wherever you may be in your Information Technology…

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Balance the authentic with the elegant
Dressed Up Writing
Language & Writing

Writing by Formula May Ruin the Pleasure Of Something Unique

Incessant devices are too much of a good thing. As a writer, I let myself be bombarded every day, often multiple times in a day, with ‘How To’s and Listicles teaching me…

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Agile Enterprise Architecture Strategising
Free Will
Philosophy Viewpoints

A Study of Free Will

Free Will is the ability to choose between alternative actions. It needs the identification of the choices, through instinct or thought. Do self-awareness and Free Will go hand-in-hand? Is it…

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What is Art?
Philosophy Viewpoints

What is Art?

What is happening when my brain converts the sound vibrations of a Mozart sonata or Maria Callas aria into electrical signals and experiences them? Why does it generate a nice…

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How Our Private Paradigm Shifts Help Us Grow
The 3 Most Powerful Architecture Decisions
Architecture Essays

The 3 Most Powerful Architecture Decisions for Striking Results

A Podcast with transcript and slides. Today I am going to talk to you about the three most powerful architecture decisions.  The little backstory first: I transitioned into architecture in the…

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