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The worldwide success of VISA International, Dee Hock asserts, is due to its chaordic structure: it is owned by 22,000 member banks, which both compete with each other for 750 million customers and must cooperate by honoring one another's $125 trillion in transactions annually across borders and currencies. "One From Many takes the never-before-told story of how that struc ...more
ebook, 307 pages
Published October 7th 2005 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. (first published January 2000)
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One of my all time favorites on what it means to be an effective leader. Its NOT what you think!
Kyle Wild
Brilliant and insanely important.

My business hero.
Josh Dzielak
Amazing read. My personal summary -

The 400 year-old industrial age is rattling in its deathbed. Organizational templates of hierarchy, command, and control, equal now in destructiveness and age, must be allowed to perish. In its place, new forms of chaordic cooperation and and competition must emerge that design for human ingenuity, and opt for decentralization as a means to robustness and responsibility. Dee Hock captures all of this succinctly, woven it into a deeply personal narrative that b
my favorite b book ever! concepts have be inspirational to me for years now. collaboration matters! and if bankers, who have a vested interest in NOT working together, then surely we can too. the will to succeed, the grace to compromise.
Josef Kreitmayer
great book,
like the writing, like the ideas,
very inspired by the chaordic thought, that still has to be distilled somewhere else.

Thankful for any suggestions on other books on chaordic principles

; )
Milind Agnihotri
It's a must read for those interested in the concepts of Organizations as a living communities.
Dee Hock,as a founder of VESA, made us stunning with his critical view of corporatism.
More interesting than it sounds, I plan to finish it someday.
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