Pass this page address on to a friend. There is nothing to lose by trusting it. In , he resigned, and spent almost 10 years in relative isolation with his wife, working a acre parcel of land near the ocean and Half Moon Bay, Calif. He now lives near Seattle. It is his thesis that healthy organizations exhibit both simultaneously.
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Start your review of Birth of the Chaordic Age Write a review Shelves: payments The book is more of an autobiography of Dee Hock than the Visa story although these two interlinked.
It is more about why Visa or payments in general have evolved the way they have evolved rather than how they have evolved so if you are looking for the how part, this is not the book for you. It is worth a read for exploring a very different take on organisational behaviour. Mar 06, Jeremiah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: All politically inclined people I am only a couple chapters in but this book is amazing.
It is written by the founder of visa and is extremely in tune with structured organizations as that was a part of his career.
He has a keen understanding as to why we have the problems we have and why no one is doing anything helpful about it. Here is a direct quote "The nonmonetary exchange of value is the most effective, constructive system ever devised. Evolution and nature have been perfecting it for thousands of millenia. It requires I am only a couple chapters in but this book is amazing. It requires no currency, contracts, government, laws, courts, police, economists, lawyers, accountants.
It does not require anointed or certified experts at all. It requires only ordinary caring people. What purpose is being served? That is the question that can save us as a people.
Doing work just to do work serves no use but the waste of resources. To boot, he brought his approach to organizing efforts to one of the most significant value exchange networks ever created by man; the VISA network. Modeling the way nature evolves as innumerable interacting ecosystems beneficially working together.
In all other aspects of life there is growth and change, why treat the method of organization for government, education, and industry as a fixated idea that could never be improved on?
Life ambitions have to be more than just reaching a monetary figure in a bank account to truly reach your highest capabilities though.
Birth of the Chaordic Age