One from Many: Visa and the Rise of Chaordic Organization

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Feb 20, 2009 - Business & Economics - 484 pages
Few even well-informed business leaders seem to recognize Visa as the largest business organization in the world, despite a turnover that is some 10 times that of Wal-Mart and a market value that is, conservatively speaking, more than double that of General Electric. I have often wondered why this is so. How could the world's largest business also be one of the business world's best kept secrets? It is certainly not that its product is little known, nor that it is the leader of an obscure industry. There are few companies that could claim that one-sixth of the world's people were its customers last year! Yet, over the past decade, there have been well over a thousand feature articles in Business Week, Fortune, and Forbes on Microsoft, over 350 on GE, and about 35 on Visa.
 

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Contents

Old Monkey Mind
1
A Lamb and the Lion of Life
20
The Bloodied Sheep
42
Retirement on the Job
61
The Zoo
85
The House of Cards
108
Peeling the Onion
129
The Impossible Imagined
146
Quite Ordinary People
238
The Victims of Success
264
The Golden Links
286
Whats in a Name?
312
Breaking the Mold
340
The Jeweled Bearing
365
Out of Control and Into Order
389
The Emergent Phenomenon
411

The Next to the Last Word
166
The Corporation or the Cane
193
And Then There Was One
210
Acknowledgments
429
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