In this getAbstract summary, you will learn: What a “chaordic” organization is; How to create one; Why purpose – not profit – must drive the development of. This is the story of how VISA International was conceived, founded and established. It challenges the ideas and radical philosophy about the nature of the world. This is one of Dee Hock’s favourite tricks to play on an audience. “How many of you recognize this?” he asks, holding out his own Visa card.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Without question, the most abundant, least expensive, must underutilized and constantly abused resource in the world today is human ingenuity. The House of Cards. Only in a much more harmonious, chaotdic dance of both competition and cooperation, can the extremes of control and chaos be avoided, and peaceful, permanent, societal order be found.

Birth of the Chaordic Age : Dee W. Hock :

Be the first to ask a question about Birth of the Chaordic Age. This is not to say that all present industrial organizations are doomed. Another leap in capacity, another leap in societal diversity and complexity. The Age of Machine-crafting was primarily an extension of muscle power. He led VISA in pioneering a new model for organizing and growing organizations.


Eliot, we will come full circle to the place from which we set out and see it for the first time. If we think to perpetuate the old ways, we should try to recall the last time evolution rang our number and asked consent. If we fail at this task, the alternative is one no caring person should wish to contemplatesocial carnage and environmental devastation beyond imagining.

Lists with This Book. Excitement about doing the impossible increased, and a community based on purpose, principle and people arose. Soft-ware, the tool with which we shape information, can be best understood as thought-ware since it is clearly a product of the mind. It challenges the ideas and radical philosophy about the nature of the world, the role of money and organizations in the world, reinventing leadership and management, and transforming business and society.

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Birth of the Chaordic Age

What remains to be done is the engineering of tools at the atomic scale. To be able to get one’s own work done and help another became a sought-after privilege.

Yet none had a better theoretical or scientific foundation than do nanotechnology or biotechnology today, and none were being driven by the incredible forces of change now common throughout the world. In his book, Engines of Creation: No one measured it. Description In Birth of the Chaordic Age, Dee Hock argues that traditional organizational forms can no longer work because organizations have become too complex.


Immediately, there was a corresponding leap in societal diversity and complexity.

Here is a direct quote “The nonmonetary exchange of value is the most effective, constructive system ever devised. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. References to this book Terror in the Name of God: It is worth a read for exploring a very different take on organisational behaviour. It seems a principle of evolution, perhaps the fundamental principle, that the greater the capacity to receive, store, utilize, transform and transmit information, the more diverse and complex the entity.

Birth of the Chaordic Age – Dee Hock – Google Books

That is the question that can save us as a people. The possibilities are profound. The book is more of an autobiography lf Dee Hock than the Visa story although these two interlinked. Molecules and cells assemble on the spot into known patterns from atoms of surrounding air, soil and water. Ordinary People Extraordinary Things.

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