Birth of the chaordic age

is the title of an excellent book by Dee Hock (isbn 1576750744). As usual I'm going to quote from a few pages:
All things, even life itself, are a seamless blending of chaos and order.
By structure I mean the embodiment of purpose, principles, people, and concept.
The results of the best organizations are apparent, but the structure, leadership, and process and transparent.
Information multiplies by transfer and is not depleted by use.
Knowledge becomes understanding when related to other knowledge in a manner useful in conceiving, anticipating, evaluating, and judging. Understanding becomes wisdom when informed by purpose, ethics, principles, memory of the past, and projection into the future.
All knowledge is an approximation.
The information age is primarily an extension of mental power.
We are at that very point in time when a four-hundred-year-old age is rattling in its deathbed and another is struggling to be born.