One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization [NOOK Book]

Overview

Revised edition of Hock's award-winning Birth of the Chaordic Age, updated throughout and featuring two new chapters
• The only first-person account of the rise of VISA, the world's largest business enterprise--in 2004, VISA’s products were used by more than a billion people at 20 million locations in more than 150 countries
• Hock, VISA’s founder, details the revolutionary ...
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One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization

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Overview

Revised edition of Hock's award-winning Birth of the Chaordic Age, updated throughout and featuring two new chapters
• The only first-person account of the rise of VISA, the world's largest business enterprise--in 2004, VISA’s products were used by more than a billion people at 20 million locations in more than 150 countries
• Hock, VISA’s founder, details the revolutionary "chaordic" organizational philosophy that was instrumental in VISA’s success

Hock skillfully weaves together the story of VISA with his own remarkable life story and elaborates the visionary philosophy that allowed VISA to thrive. Hock calls his approach "chaordic"--simultaneously chaotic and orderly. Hock makes a compelling argument that this organizational philosophy is a more supple, responsive and creative alternative to mechanistic Industrial Age models, one more in tune with what we see in nature.

One from Many--revised throughout from its original hardcover publication as The Birth of the Chaordic Age--includes two new chapters in which Hock reflects on his post-VISA experiences as an advocate for chaordic principles, and details some examples of chaordic principles in action: the Internet, World Weather Watch, Alcoholics Anonymous, and others. Lyrical, playful, philosophical, and straight from the heart, One From Many challenges us to change forever the way we think about money, organizations, leadership, management, the human spirit, and our relationship to the natural world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605098944
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/7/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 307
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dee Hock is founder and CEO emeritus of VISA. In 1991, Hock became one of thirty living Laureates of the Business Hall of Fame, and in 1992 was recognized by Money magazine as one of the eight individuals who most changed the way people live in the previous quarter century.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2008

    It can change your life totally

    I am reading this book's Chinese Edition for the 4th time now... I was so deeply inspired by Dee Hock's thoughts about people, organization, community, society and the whole world. While each of us are living and working in a highly-ruled environment, we have to deal with so much lots of stuff that accroaches our time, persecutes our faith and ideals, and wastes our energy every day, in every kind of organizations. Dee guided us to re-think the whole world and everything... His practice and thoughts has given us a very unique perspective for moving forward rightly and positively - regarding the organization, regarding the community, regarding the environment, and regarding each of ourselves. Read it...several times, and then you will see how Hock changes your life and your view on the world.

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