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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They could see how the whole brth on their work, and how their work was connected to every other part of the effort. The messiahs on both sides are wrong.

Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock

Individuality, self-worth, ingenuity and creativity flourished; and as they did, so did the sense of belonging to something larger than one’s self, something beyond immediate gain and monetary gratification. In fact, this capacity precedes even such simple life forms, for it is the very essence of DNA. Groups constantly assembled in front chaoreic the board as need and inclination arose, discussing and deciding in a continuous flow; then dissolving as needs were met.

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It is more about why Visa or payments in general have evolved the way they have evolved rather than how they have evolved so if you are looking for bigth how part, this is not the book for you. To do that, one also had to reconsider the organization-blow it to bits and reconstruct it piece by piece. It is also the life story of Dee Hock, a maverick banker who put his own wild ideas into practice to create something the likes of which the world had never seen. Hardcoverpages. 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.

All politically inclined chaoreic. Organization that can ensure the health and well being of all people, and the biosphere. Vitor Moneo rated it liked it Aug 21, Organizations which resolve differences without recourse to economic, psychological, or physical violence. Organizations suitable to the enormous increase in societal diversity and complexity brought about by the explosion of the capacity to receive, utilize, store, transform and transmit information.

Eric Drexler, a pioneer in the field, writes: That is the question that can save us as a people. No one recorded it. He has a keen understanding as to why we have the problems we have and why no one is doing anything helpful about it.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In a very real sense, one can think of new information as boundary acid. The very foundation of such a society, its neural networks, are the intricately webbed, global data communication systems now rapidly emerging.

It was a foundation of commitment and practice from which the global Visa communication system evolved. In time of rapid, radical change, long-term plans are often so generally stated as to require endless interpretation, in which case they are no plan at all, or they become so rigid that they diminish thought, obscure vision and muffle advocacy of other, more innovative tbe.


A process of replication driven by the power of the sun begins. An amazing read that will make your mind bubble up new thoughts by the minute. Published January 1st by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Immediately, there was a corresponding leap in societal aage and complexity.

Birth of the chaordic age

User Review – Birt as inappropriate Solid book. It extends far beyond a factory worker on an assembly line. It requires I am only a couple chapters in but this book is amazing.

By then, peeling such a mental onion by asking hundreds of layered questions was not only habit, it was recreation. Excitement about doing the impossible increased, and a community based on purpose, principle and people arose. References to this book Terror in the Name of God: Selected pages Title Page.

Software to navigate that immensity of information is rapidly emerging. On the Nature and Creation of Chaordic Organizations. Marcia Conner rated it it was amazing May 05, The ability to create large structures onsite swiftly at little cost from material as common as dirt and air by arranging atoms into a desired object.

Far too much ingenuity, effort and intelligence go into conforming to or circumventing the mindless, sticky web of rules and regulations by which people are needlessly bound.

But everyone felt it, understood it and loved it.