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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No societal, commercial or governmental endeavor has ever existed without at least some combination of the two.

Trivia About Birth of the Chao Description In Birth of the Chaordic Age, Dee Hock argues that traditional organizational chqordic can no longer work because organizations have become too complex. One need only remember that a few decades ago the atomic bomb was scarcely a theory, travel to the moon a fantasy, television the dream of a few odd engineers, a plastic card for the global exchange of value unthinkable and genetic engineering securely locked up in the secrets of DNA.

Not information from the common misperception of alphanumeric data, but from Gregory Bateson’s [an English-born anthropologist and educator] perspective that “information is a difference that makes a difference.

Now they waffled, saying only that they would see what they could do when the time o. Only in a much more harmonious, oscillating dance of both competition and cooperation, can the extremes of control and chaos be avoided, and peaceful, permanent, societal order be found. Such Herculean effort meant that at any time, anyone’s task could fall behind and emerge on the wrong side of the string.

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Be the first to ask a question about Birth of the Chaordic Age. Interesting insight into organizational performance and motivation. We threw them out, telling them not a single piece of IBM equipment would come through our doors in the future, not even a typewriter.

Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. We selected a relatively new, then innovative company, Digital Equipment Corp.


The Age of Machine-crafting was primarily an extension of muscle power. In his book, Engines of Creation: No factories, no waste, no despoiled resources, no pollution, no mechanistic aeg, and no command and control. Evolution is rarely so cruel. Not the chance of a snowball in birht proverbial hot place. Dee put to words what’s been floating in my brain for decades. Excitement about doing the impossible increased, and a community based on purpose, principle and people arose.

In answer to the question, “What could we build with these atom-stacking mechanisms? The Chaordic Age is primarily an extension of mental power. All known and recorded information, the entire collective memory of the species, will soon be no more than a few keystrokes away. Bill Williams rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Within two or three decades, we will be constructing products and services from the atom up, and the capacity to receive, store, utilize, transform and transmit information will be at the heart of it.

The book shows how these same chaordic concepts are now being put into practice in a broad range of business, social, community, and government organizations. As the runners leap from the blocks, competition and cooperation are occurring in a single, indistinguishable blur.

Birth of the Chaordic Age

Lists with This Book. 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.

Properly recognize, reward, and stay out of their way. We are facing an explosion of societal diversity and complexity hundreds of times greater than we now experience or can yet imagine. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Solid book. I’m generally not into business topics for recreational reading but the story of how VISA came to be was fascinating. 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.

Scott Ambler No preview available – No trivia or quizzes yet. The possibilities are profound. 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.


If you are interested in understanding how we ought to be, then either of these books is a good read.

Book Excerpt: Birth of the Chaordic Age

Organization which more equitably distribute power and wealth. No one ever forgot the joy of bringing to work the wholeness of mind, body and spirit; discovering in the charodic that such wholeness is impossible without inseparable connection with others in the larger purpose of community effort. And when they do, the physicists change their behavior in response. Ordinary People Extraordinary Things. Marcia Conner rated it it was amazing Chaordci 05, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Organizations capable of restoring and maintaining harmony between themselves, the environment, and the human spirit.

Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock

An amazing read that will make your mind bubble up new thoughts by the minute. It has created a society of vhaordic alienated from their work and from the organizations in which they are enmeshed. The messiahs on both sides are wrong. A brilliant book grounded in practice from the founder of VISA, recounting his story of discovering more natural ways to organize human activity, interlaced with his philosophical pondering on how that might be possible.

People discovered that any receiving worthy of the name is an inexorable product of giving. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He credits the worldwide success of VISA with its chaordic structure — it is owned by its member banks which both compete with each other for customers and must cooperate by honoring one another’s transactions across borders and currencies.

The book shows how these same chaordic concepts are now being put into practice in a broad range of business, social, community, and government birrh.