Don Yates (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 21 Nov 2000 09:28:02 -0800
Dee Hock coined this word by joining "chaos" and "order". It comes from
complexity theory that says the area of greatest change and transformation
happens at the edge between chaos and order. Dee founded the Chaordic
Alliance to carry forward his ideas about building chaordic organizations.
You can check it out at their web site at
You can also get his books directly from the publisher Berrett-Koehler [I
urge you to do so in order to help keep this excellent publisher going well
in the face of the onslaught of such places as Amazon] at:
At 08:57 PM 11/20/00 -0500, you wrote:
>"The Chaordic Organization" is the first book
>"Birth of the Chaordic Age" is the second. Both by Dee Hock.
>Here's a link that got me to the second book on Amazon.com:
>----- Original Message -----
> > Angela, it is certainly not my word -- but I wish I could make up such a
> > one! Alan told you where it is from, and I first read about it in Dee
> > book; it is part of the title, but I can't remember the whole title.
> > Maybe Danny is reading this; he certainly knows the whole title.
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