Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sun Tzu – The Art of Transformation

The Art of Transformation Sun Tsu is one of the most influential thinkers ever. He is the grandfather of military strategy and created a new genre of strategic thinking and reasoning. About 2,500 years ago. Fast forward to more modern times. Europe in the early 1900's faced a new problem. Large scale wars, leading up [...]

Self-Disruption is Essential to be Agile

Benjamin Franklin said that only death and taxes can be certain. Heraclitus, 2,500 years before him, said that only change is certain. Today, it's more like only increasing change is certain. In addition to death and taxes of course. Change and self-disruption are hard. We know it's needed. But we don't like it (and prefer if others [...]

Eastern Philosophy is your Unique Key to Digital Transformation

The principles of Eastern philosophy is like the digital world. And different to the principles of Western philosophy. In summary, they have little in common. We like to make comparisons. But we cannot compare them. Because they ask and answer different questions of life. Western philosophy appeals to the mind. Eastern philosophy appeals to the heart [...]

Purpose is the Light that will Save your Business

Something important has changed Purpose was not taken seriously in the past. It wasn't needed. Life and business predictably went on, as planned. Then something happened. Change velocity suddenly increased and became disruptive. The era of the digital disruption began. The enormity of this is hard to comprehend. Our analogue (physical) world has nothing in common [...]

Enterprise Architecture is Dead. Long Live Agile Architecture!

The origin of Enterprise Architecture (EA) was created in the late 1980's, to overcome the challenges of information systems integration. Today there is still no formal definition, but a commonly accepted intent of EA, is to determine how an organisation can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives. That sounds very reasonable. So what's the [...]