On Economics and Enterprise Architecture
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On Economics and Enterprise Architecture

How economics and architectures interact

About the Book

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog explores how economics and enterprise architectures interrelate with each other, in business, in society, and with the wider world.

This book includes about 40 posts and 40 images from the weblog. These posts are split into six groups:

- Economics and Architecture: On Architectures - shows how architecture outlines key flaws in economics, and what it can do to help address them.

- Economics and Architecture: Business - illustrates how economics-level issues can impact everyday business.

- Economics and Architecture: Money - assesses how perspectives on money, price and value can both introduce useful ideas or constrain new possibilities.

- Economics and Architecture: Society - uses architectures-methods to explore effects of current economics at whole-of-society levels.

- Economics and Architecture: Futures - reviews economics implications highlighted by futures-analysis.

- Economics and Architecture: Beyond Money - explores an architecture-based thought-experiment on a form of economics that does not need money to function.

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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

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.

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Table of Contents

  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: INTRODUCTION
  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: ON ARCHITECTURES
  • Why Economics 101 is bad for enterprise-architecture
  • New economics models – what impact on enterprise architecture?
  • Economics as enterprise-architecture
    • Vision, values, principles and purpose
    • Enterprise context
    • Architecture governance
  • Money as the ‘information-shavings’ of the economy
  • Enterprise-architecture and financial-services
  • An economics challenge for enterprise-architects
  • Responses to ‘EA economics challenge’
  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: BUSINESS
  • The relationship economy, and more
  • Skills-shortages and ‘the market’
  • Keep the focus on the right market!
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • The market as economy
  • Business is social, business as purpose
  • What do shareholders own?
  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: MONEY
  • Price, value, worth and cost
  • Pay, performance and the NHS
  • Costs of acquisition, retention, de-acquisition
    • Practical implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Economics, currency and time
  • The economy of free
  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: SOCIETY
  • Pay it forward
  • The trust economy
  • When Monopoly goes beyond a game…
  • The worst possible system
  • That worst possible system
  • More on TWPS
  • TWoPS at first-hand
  • ‘Economics’ – the worst term-hijack ever?
  • A Modest Proposal
  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: FUTURES
  • May Day, and a mayday for our world
  • The future of work, and money
  • EA: past and future, money and story
  • The future of money is that it has no future
  • Four principles – 3: Money doesn’t matter
    • Principle #3: Money doesn’t matter – values do
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Governance in a responsibility-based enterprise-architecture
  • A simpler version of the ‘EA-governance thought-experiment’
  • One more try…
  • ECONOMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: BEYOND MONEY
  • RBPEA: A taste for value
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • RBPEA: Imagine a world beyond money
  • RBPEA: Why imagine a world beyond money
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • RBPEA: How to build a world beyond money
  • The architecture of a no-money economy
    • What’s the background?
    • What do we do about it?

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