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Dee Hock is the real deal. Immediately, there was a corresponding leap in societal diversity and complexity. His views on organizational life were and still are ahead of their time.

The journey is exhilarating to follow.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Chaordic Age is primarily an extension of mental power.

Groups constantly assembled in front of the board as need and inclination arose, discussing and deciding in a continuous flow; then dissolving as needs were met. Now they waffled, saying only that they would see what they could do when the time arrived.

Lists with This Book. Looking for beautiful books? Just as the human body is organized around biological, neural systems so complex as to defy description, so too are increasingly complex, global, electronic, neural networks evolving and interconnecting.

Books by Dee Hock. The more we cooperate, the more and better we can compete. It dissolves old boundaries and creates the conditions for new patterns of relationships to emerge. Software to navigate that immensity of information is rapidly emerging.

The messiahs on both sides are wrong. Diana G Rodriguez rated it really liked it Feb 08, We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Selected pages Title Page. The Corporation or the Cane? As microtechnology builds down and nanotechnology and molecular biology build up, they will come together.


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It requires I am only a couple chapters in but this book is amazing. If you are interested in understanding how we ought to be, chaordiv either of these books is a good read. If one is to examine early examples of single-celled life, it is apparent they possess the capacity to receive, store, utilize, transform and transmit information. It is capable of in-forming us, forming us within and allowing us to formulate differences that can make a difference to others.

Even more important, the deconstruction into atoms of garbage, industrial waste and atmospheric pollutants, thus turning them into abundant, cheap, raw material. Early in the process, as we had prepared the proposal to the board, IBM had promised a quarter-million dollars of support in connecting members to the system.

Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock

Sign up chaorsic gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Organization that can ensure the health and well being of all people, chaoedic the biosphere. Chaordic organization is about releasing what people desire in the depth of This book is a great read!

An amazing read that will make your mind bubble up new thoughts by the minute. Language, the means to share those images. Vitor Moneo rated it liked it Aug 21, Money was a small part of what happened.

Marcia Conner rated it it was amazing May 05, But that is nothing compared with what lies ahead. His views on money were and still are ahead of their time.

The Industrial Age trend toward stultifying, degrading, rote work that gradually reduces people to the compliant, subordinate behavior one expects from a well trained horse cannot continue. It is worth a read for exploring a very different take on organisational behaviour.


Organizations have too long aped the traditional mechanistic, military model wherein obedience bith orders is paramount and individual behavior or independent thinking frowned upon, if not altogether forbidden. Throughout history, many of our finest minds have argued that the two characteristics that most distinguish the human species are memory and language.

To ask other readers questions about Birth of the Chaordic Ageplease sign up. Feb 07, J. Another leap in capacity, another leap in societal diversity and complexity. They could see how the whole chzordic on their work, and how their work was connected to every other part of the effort.

Book Excerpt: Birth of the Chaordic Age

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Just as the human body is not a vertical hierarchy with each part superior to another in ascending, linear order, organizations of the future will not be so structured.

What remains to be done is the engineering of zge at the atomic scale. No one recorded it. No factories, no waste, no despoiled birh, no pollution, no mechanistic organization, and no command and control. People discovered that any receiving worthy of the name is an inexorable product of giving.

Each day, the cup and string moved inexorably ahead. Far too much ingenuity, effort and intelligence go into conforming to or circumventing the mindless, sticky web of rules and regulations by which people are needlessly bound.