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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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Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. Hock chaoridc a new organizational form that he calls “”chaordic, “” or simultaneously chaotic and orderly. Roberto rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Nature does it all with chaordic organization-a complex, diverse flow of information that chaordically mobilizes physical materials into both animate and inanimate forms.

Book Excerpt: Birth of the Chaordic Age

Early in the process, as we had prepared the proposal to the board, IBM had promised a quarter-million dollars of support in connecting members to the system. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Hardcoverpages. In the case of animals, it o not only on the spot, but on the move. Then Providence Moved Too. Interesting insight into organizational performance and motivation.

Over the centuries, we have ascended a ladder of diversity and complexity. Just as the human body is not a vertical hierarchy with each part superior to another in ascending, linear order, organizations of the future will not be so structured. Apr 10, Oliver Thylmann rated it it was amazing.

On the Nature and Creation of Chaordic Organizations. It does not require anointed or certified experts at all.


Birth of the chaordic age

The Best Books of The House bifth Cards. He says, “Although Visa arose from thinking about organizations as living biological systems, I missed completely the need for an institutional immune system to thwart the viruses of old ways. In a very real sense, one can think of new information as boundary acid.

The effort was fueled by a spontaneous expansion of the nonmonetary exchange of value-things done for one another without measurement or prescribed return-the heart and soul of all community. Part spiritual chaorcic, part management manual, part cookbook for the application of chaos theory in creating effective organizations.

All known and recorded information, the entire collective memory of the species, will soon be no more than a few keystrokes away.

No societal, commercial or governmental endeavor bkrth ever existed without at least some combination of the two. Memoir and reflection on organizational life from the founder of Visa International.

With mathematics came expansion to that which could be commonly understood by means of a global language. We selected a relatively new, then innovative company, Digital Equipment Corp.

Birth of the Chaordic Age : Dee W. Hock :

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. I am only a couple chapters in but this book is amazing. When such creations are no longer viable, nature breaks them down into atoms once again for recreation into something new and useful-a never-ending, effective, nonpolluting chain of events of ever-evolving diversity and complexity.

Software to navigate that immensity of information is rapidly emerging. Marc Fletcher rated it liked it Aug 10, Birth of the Chaordic Age. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The Next to the Last Word.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Each day, the cup and string moved inexorably ahead. The Corporation or the Cane? No one ever forgot the joy of bringing to work the wholeness of mind, body and spirit; discovering in the process that such wholeness is impossible without inseparable connection with others in the larger purpose of community effort.


Simply stated, nanotechnology is the engineering of self-replicating assemblers and computers so tiny they can manipulate atoms, the basic building blocks of nature, as though they were bricks.

Every element of work to be done was listed on scraps of paper with the required cchaordic date and name of the person who had accepted the work. This excerpt from Chapter 12 begins with the earliest incarnation of Visa International announcing its intent to build a proprietary, competitive system for the electronic authorization of sales and the clearance of transactions and payments.

Wendy Bailey rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Apr 25, Justin Simcock rated it it was amazing. Doing work just to do work serves no use but the waste of resources. One of the best books on the future of companies out there.

What remains to be done is the engineering of tools at the atomic scale. Apr 29, Karen rated it liked it. The concept of organizations composed of semi-autonomous equals affiliated for common purpose, such as Visa, the Internet, Linux software, The United Religions Initiative and Wicipedia, has intensified the endless debate as to whether competition or cooperation should rule the day.