Part 5 explores how Dee Hock took on the challenge of Visa International, formerly known as Ibanco.
- How they rebranded Visa Globally
- Lessons from failure
- Leadership v Management
- How they pioneered, electronic point of sale terminals, electronic descriptive billing, magnetic stripe technology, debit cards, Visa travellers cheques, check guarantee system, global automated teller system, redundant data centres, and dozen of other innovations.
- Constantly pushing decentralisation of authority and functions.
- Dee’s philosophy of study to understand control
52 years ago, our guest foresaw and implemented the foundations for the world’s first trillion dollar organisation. Back then, Visa was little more than a set of unorthodox convictions about organisation slowly growing in the mind of a young corporate rebel.
Today, according to the Visa 2019 annual report, payments and cash volume for the year was a staggering $11.6 trillion dollars, transactions processed on Visa’s networks totalled $138.3 trillion dollars and the year saw some 3.4 billion Visa cards in operation.
He is the man who imagined this reality, who had a once-deemed-impossible vision 52 years ago, a vision which has become a concrete reality today. He is a man who has a different view on what the next 50 years can deliver, but that vision will require a radical shift in mindset for every single one of us.
It is such an immense honour to welcome the founder and CEO Emeritus of Visa and author of the pioneering work “The Birth of the Chaordic Age” and its updated version “One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization”, Dee Hock.