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The Starfish and the Spider
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If you cut off a spider's leg, it's crippled. If you cut off its head it dies. But if you cut off a starfish's leg it grows a new one and the old leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Some organisations are as decentralised as the starfish, with no control or grand strategy, such as Craigslist and Napster who both were originally run by their customers. This new book proves that this type of leadership is primed to take over the world. Major companies are starting to decentralise with great results. This is a guide to the theory behind decentralisation.
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Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom, both Stanford MBAs and start-up veterans, are cofounders of Global Peace Networks, a decentralized network of business groups that promote peace and economic development projects. Both live in the San Francisco area.

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""The Starfish and the Spider" is a compelling and important book." --Pierre Omidyar, CEO, Omidyar Network and Founder and Chairman, eBay Inc.""The Starfish and the Spider", like "Blink", "The Tipping Point", and "The Wisdom of Crowds" before it, showed me a provocative new way to look at the world and at business. It's also fun to read!" --Robin Wolaner, founder, Parenting Magazine and author, Naked in the Boardroom"A fantastic read. Constantly weaving stories and connections. You'll never see the world the same way again." --Nicholas J. Nicholas Jr., former Co-CEO, Time Warner"A must-read. Starfish are changing the face of business and society. This page-turner is provocative and compelling." --David Martin, CEO, Young Presidents' Organization""The Starfish and the Spider" provides a powerful prism for understanding the patterns and potential of self-organizing systems." --Steve Jurvetson, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson""The Starfish and the Spider" lifts the lid on a massive revolution in the making, a revolution certain to reshape every organization on the planet from bridge clubs to global governments. Brafman and Beckstrom elegantly describe what is afoot and offer a wealth of insights that will be invaluable to anyone starting something new--or rescuing something old--amidst this vast shift." --Paul Saffo, Director, Institute for the Future ""The Starfish and the Spider" is great reading. [It has] not only stimulated my thinking, but as a result of the reading, I proposed ten action points for my own organization." --Professor Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

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