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Getting started yourself
Chapter 6 I often talk about that wise SVP that I met in the Arts hotel of Barcelona. I’ll jump ahead of the story and let you into a little secret. He didn’t have a clue either. However, I didn’t find this out until 2011. I had always assumed that there wa...
Chapter 6 I often talk about that wise SVP that I met in the Arts hotel of Barcelona. I’ll jump ahead of the story and let you into a little secret. He didn’t have a clue either. However, I didn’t find this out until 2011. I...
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The play and a decision to act
Chapter 5 In chapters one to four I've covered the basics of mapping, common economic patterns and doctrine. However, these Wardley maps of business don’t tell you what to do any more than a geographical map tells an Admiral.  The maps are simply a guide an...
Chapter 5 In chapters one to four I've covered the basics of mapping, common economic patterns and doctrine. However, these Wardley maps of business don’t tell you what to do any more than a geographical map tells an Admiral...
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Exploring the map
Chapter 3 Hurray, we’ve got a map!  What now?  The purpose of producing a map is to help us to learn and then apply basic climatic patterns, doctrine and context specific forms of gameplay.  Maps are our learning and communication tool for discovering these...
Chapter 3 Hurray, we’ve got a map! What now? The purpose of producing a map is to help us to learn and then apply basic climatic patterns, doctrine and context specific forms of gameplay. Maps are our learning and communi...
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On being lost
Chapter 1 - On being lost This is the story of my journey, from a bumbling and confused CEO lost in the headlights of change to having a vague idea of what I was doing.  I say vague because I'm not going to make grand claims to the techniques that I discuss...
Chapter 1 - On being lost This is the story of my journey, from a bumbling and confused CEO lost in the headlights of change to having a vague idea of what I was doing. I say vague because I'm not going to make grand claims...
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How not to fix Government IT
First, my biases. 1) I'm one of the co-authors of the Better for Less paper  which had some influence in the change of Government post 2010. 2) Though I'm certainly not a co-author, I had a minor input into the Boiling Frogs paper. It's a wonderful paper th...
First, my biases. 1) I'm one of the co-authors of the Better for Less paper which had some influence in the change of Government post 2010. 2) Though I'm certainly not a co-author, I had a minor input into the Boiling F...
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What I'd like to see from Brexit - part one of many.
Following on from my post of less of, more of regarding nation states - I'm firmly in the "more of" camp and would like see Brexit taking this direction. As I said I have my own strong biases here. Figure 1 - Nations States I thought I'd write a few posts a...
Following on from my post of less of, more of regarding nation states - I'm firmly in the "more of" camp and would like see Brexit taking this direction. As I said I have my own strong biases here. Figure 1 - Nations Stat...
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The first five chapters of my book, covering the beginning of my journey through strategy & mapping.

On being lost and the imposter CEO
https://medium.com/@swardley/on-being-lost-2ef5f05eb1ec

Finding a path and learning how to map
https://medium.com/@swardley/finding-a-path-cdb1249078c0

Exploring the map and common economic patterns
https://medium.com/@swardley/exploring-the-map-ad0266fad59b

On doctrine and universally useful patterns.
https://medium.com/@swardley/doctrine-8bb0015688e5

On developing a play, deciding to act and blowing the future.
https://medium.com/@swardley/the-play-and-a-decision-to-act-8eb796b1dff1
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Doctrine
Chapter 4 I had created my first map an applied an understanding of some basic climatic patterns that might influence it.  These patterns were the ones that I could not stop but I could anticipate.  Whether I liked it or not the components on my map would e...
Chapter 4 I had created my first map an applied an understanding of some basic climatic patterns that might influence it. These patterns were the ones that I could not stop but I could anticipate. Whether I liked it or not...
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Finding a path
Chapter 2 The problem I had was how do I map a business?  Unlike a board game such as chess with its turned based moves, when you consider a business it is a living thing.  It consists of a network of people, a mass of different activities and reserves of c...
Chapter 2 The problem I had was how do I map a business? Unlike a board game such as chess with its turned based moves, when you consider a business it is a living thing. It consists of a network of people, a mass of diffe...
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+Neil Smith : I will come to that in later posts, however to begin with you can create multiple maps for each user.
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On fascism, neoliberalism and poorly defined terms.
I've noticed a recent trend to redefine neoliberalism away from concepts of laissez faire, minimal government, trickle down effects, the market as purpose towards more social capitalist ideals including redistribution mechanism, limits on inequality and the...
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Show me a map!
A Geographical map is a map A Chessboard is a map A Wardley maps is a map They all have the most basic elements of a map which are visual, context specific, position (which requires an anchor e.g. compass, the board or user) and movement of the components. ...
A Geographical map is a map A Chessboard is a map A Wardley maps is a map They all have the most basic elements of a map which are visual, context specific, position (which requires an anchor e.g. compass, the bo...
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More of, Less of and Nation States.
Many years ago, I talked about how organisations evolve  caused by a particular cycle known as peace, war and wonder (an economic counterpart to Holling's adaptive renewal cycle). This cycle is caused by an interplay of evolution from competition, co-evolut...
Many years ago, I talked about how organisations evolve caused by a particular cycle known as peace, war and wonder (an economic counterpart to Holling's adaptive renewal cycle). This cycle is caused by an interplay of evolut...
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