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Till next time.

I’ll be mapping a few important chapters of Lou Gerstner’s book, Who Says Elephants can’t Dance [1], as illustrating Wardley Mappings. Not that Gerstner draws maps for us but his descriptions and narratives embody much strategic thinking that I couldn’t help recall Wardley’s Strategy Cycle, which led to an attempt at visualising them using Wardley Maps.

Justifying my application

But, before we explore the maps from Gerstner’s book, I’d like to explain why I think it’s the best that I’ve come across that illustrates Wardley Mapping, looping through the Strategy Cycle within a business context.

When I say “the best,” I mean it…

What I’ve found helpful in maintaining my ardor as I get to grips with complex topics has been a Wardley Map of a “Cognitive Hierarchy,” a hierarchy I came across a while ago[1]. Even though it’s explained in the context of war, I’ve found it useful when also applied to my studies. Perhaps it might do the same to yours.

Many subjects that I’d like to get into require time from me to understand, even if I limit myself to Hamerton’s definition of “soundness,” [2] which is below:

The best time-savers are the love of soundness in all we learn…

Just as it’s now the norm for applications and systems to run on public cloud infrastructure and platforms, perhaps so too should be the norm for Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and the corresponding configuration — those tools that help us write software applications — to reduce the yak-shaving.

I recently got a new Samsung phone and didn’t have to reinstall all my apps. I signed in, was asked to confirm my previous handset, and all my apps with their settings were automatically retrieved and setup. …

Julius Gamanyi

Developer. Tech-Architect. Gladly learns and teaches. Getting better at getting better. Into, among other things, Wardley Maps. At

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