One From Many
VISA and the Rise of the Chaordic OrganizationeBook - 2005
Far more than a riveting inside story of the creation of VISA--now the largest commercial enterprise on earth-- One from Many is an absorbing story of personal and institutional transformation. Lyrical, profound, often humorous, it explores the ever-increasing change, complex societal problems, and failing institutions that confront us all. Dee Hock chronicles the emergence of a new form of organization that blends chaos and order, which may be critical to a livable future, and shows how it is emerging in such effective organizations as VISA, the Internet, World Weather Watch, and Alcoholics Anonymous. A beautiful blend of history, biography, and philosophy, One from Many not only challenges the way we think about organizations, management, and our relationship to the natural world, it's a rollicking fine story as well.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2005 (Norwood, Mass. : Books24x7.com [generator])
Edition: 1st ed
Alternative Title: VISA and the rise of the chaordic organization