Birth of the Chaordic Age

Birth of the Chaordic Age

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A inside look at the VISA corporation and the new chaordic business organization method, chaos and order combined, describes how this method works for VISA and how it is being put into practice all over the world. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Hock, the founder and former CEO of VISA, weaves together the company's story and his own autobiography, presenting in the process his own organizational philosophy. He also discusses practical concerns that challenge the conventional wisdom on the nature of leadership, business, and society, and the relationship of these to the natural world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In Birth of the Chaordic Age, Dee Hock argues that traditional organizational forms can no longer work because organizations have become too complex. Hock advocates a new organizational form that he calls "chaordic, " or simultaneously chaotic and orderly. 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 organizations.

Written by its founder, the inside story of VISA International and the "chaordic" organization that has made it the largest and one of the most innovative businesses in the world. Excerpted in "Fast Company" and "Wired."


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An inside look at the VISA corporation and the new chaordic business organization method, chaos and order combined, describes how this method works for VISA and how it is being put into practice all over the world

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781576750742
1576750744
Characteristics: x, 345 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: VISA International

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