Other writing: Experiences
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Other writing: Experiences

Facing the world of EA work and more

About the Book

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog highlights a range of themes beyond my usual domain of architectures and the like, with an emphasis here on personal and work-related experiences.

The book includes about 35 posts and 50 images, and is split into three sections:

  • Write: Personal experiences - about various experiences in a more personal context, such as increasing age, and work projects from many years ago.
  • Write: Eulogy - brief pieces commemorating friends, colleagues and others who are no longer with us.
  • Write: Work experiences - various experiences in a work-context - particularly about my ongoing challenges with the enterprise-architecture community as a whole.

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

  • Planting trees
  • Struggling with English negativity
  • CEGMON - a blast from the past
  • Embracing our inner weirdness
  • When I’m Sixty-Four
  • On not retiring
  • More on not-retiring
  • On not-retiring - a quick status
  • Decisions, decisions - and an anniversary
  • Normal Service Will Be Resumed…
  • I’m still here…
  • Two goodbyes
  • Len Fehskens - In Memoriam
  • Frustrated, disillusioned, down
  • Downer again – and some deeper doubts
  • Calling a halt
  • Taking a break
  • Two words
  • The bucket-list
  • The bucket-list - a clarification
  • The bucket-list - next steps
  • The bucket-list - a keyword-schema
  • The bucket-list - changing direction
  • The bucket-list - some home-truths
  • Confirming the direction
  • 2020 Hindsight (of course)
  • Not playing this game any more
  • Three months to go!
  • Three months to go! - an addendum
  • Two months to go!
  • One month to go!
  • Going, going, gone… and start again

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