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.
""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