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If we fail at this task, the alternative is one no caring person should wish to contemplatesocial carnage and environmental devastation beyond imagining.

Book Excerpt: Birth of the Chaordic Age

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As the runners leap from the blocks, competition and cooperation are occurring in a single, indistinguishable blur. Human history has always been a race without a victor between combat and compromise; between concepts of power and concepts of service.

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. Such plans often lead to futile attempts to control events in order to make them fit the plan, rather than understanding events so as to advance by all means in the desired direction.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No factories, no waste, no despoiled resources, no pollution, no mechanistic organization, and no command and control. 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.


Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock

Birth of the Chaordic Age. Organizations which resolve differences without recourse to economic, psychological, or physical violence. Every day, every scrap of paper that fell behind the grimy string would find an eager bjrth of volunteers to undertake the work required to remove it.

People astonished themselves at what they could accomplish and were amazed at the suppressed talents that emerged in others. Birth of the Chaordic Age Berrett-koehler Series.

A Lamb and the Lion of Life. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Book Excerpt: Birth of the Chaordic Age – Computerworld

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Retirement on the Job. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It will be necessary at every level to have people capable of discernment, of making fine judgments and acting sensibly upon them. Not the chance of a snowball in that proverbial hot place. They have no opposite meaning. Terror in chaorsic Name of God: I continued to explore the significance of information in the form of arranged particles of energy, trying to get at the essence of its ultimate meaning.


Tatyana Mamut rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Far too birtj ingenuity, effort and intelligence go into conforming to or circumventing the mindless, sticky web of rules and regulations by which people are needlessly bound. Language, the means to share those images. 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.

Each has passionate messiahs to preach its virtue. Competition and cooperation are not contraries.

Hardcoverpages. What purpose is being served? Vitor Moneo rated it liked it Aug 21, Ordinary People Extraordinary Things. Leap followed leap, each exponentially greater and more frequent.

We don’t begin to understand the significance of all this, let alone the societal change unleashed or the institutional change it demands. With language, information escaped the boundaries of a single mind and experience became shared. Not information from the common misperception of alphanumeric agee, but from Gregory Bateson’s [an English-born anthropologist and educator] perspective that “information is a difference that makes a difference.

Chaordiic Bailey rated it it was amazing Apr 16, This book is similar to Dee Hock’s other book “One from Many”.