About the Book
This anthology from the Tetradian weblog introduces two essential yet often-misunderstood roles in enterprise-architecture and for the enterprise as a whole: the business-generalist, and the business-anarchist.
This book includes about 35 posts and 50 images from the weblog. These posts are split into four groups:
- Generalist: The Role Of The Generalist - explores how generalists connect across the enterprise, and why it would fall apart without their work.
- Generalist: No Jobs For Generalists - describes why it is so hard to get a job as a business-generalist, and the cultural background that underpins this problem.
- Generalist: The Role Of The Business-Anarchist - outlines the role and function of the business-anarchist, showing how to tackle inherent-uncertainty in the enterprise.
- Generalist: The Clash With Specialism - reviews how an over-focus on specialism can cause clashes across the organisation, and can put the viability of the enterprise at risk.
About the Author
Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.