Other writing: Travel and fiction
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Other writing: Travel and fiction

Small stories from travels and more

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This anthology from the Tetradian weblog highlights a range of themes beyond my usual domain of architectures and the like. There’s a particular emphasis here on travel and fiction.

The book includes about 35 posts and 10 images, and is split into two sections:

  • Write: Travel - centres around travel-experiences in France, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, Britain and other countries.
  • Write: Fiction - presents examples of writing in various fictional styles, for business-stories, alternate-history and science-fiction.

About the Author

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

  • The struggle to communicate
  • The meaning of fado
  • Pay it forward
  • In Avignon…
  • A slow day
  • Lourmarin and Cucuron
  • Leaving Arles
  • A tale of two restaurants
  • Back ‘home’
  • Martine wants to be in a novel
  • In Portugal
  • Fado at Coimbra
  • Running away
  • Solstice
  • The strange joys of the anti-vacation
  • El dia del diablo
  • Air-guitar
  • The safety-guys would have kittens (or goats)
  • That volcano’s gettin’ kinda busy…
  • Tepoztlan
  • When leadership takes risk
  • Full moon in Tepoztlan
  • Three EA gigs in Mexico
  • Where is the information when we need it?
  • Pointless paperwork
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • “I die inside…”
  • Enterprise-architectures for the real world
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Real-time drawing
  • Happy Whatever!
  • Sometimes the small details do matter
  • Exact Lives Save Change
  • On fiction and EA - Marco’s plan
    • Chapter 21
    • Chapter 22
    • Chapter 23
    • Chapter 24
    • Chapter 25
    • Chapter 26
    • Chapter 27
  • On fiction and RBPEA - ‘Chance and the Institution’
    • Chance and the Institution
  • Viner Journey novel - first draft
  • Fiction: Elizabeth’s question
  • Fiction: Alan: The real cause of war
  • Writing-exercise: Utopia and dystopia
    • 1. Meanings of ‘utopia’ and ‘dystopia’
    • 2. Utopia and dystopia as story-drivers
    • 3. Utopia and dystopia as background milieu
    • 4. An ambiguous utopia: utopia-for-some
    • 5. From utopia to dystopia
    • 6. Utopia or dystopia - personal, social, or somewhere between?

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