Starfish and the Spider by Rod A. Beckstrom
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Starfish and the Spider
By Rod A. Beckstrom

The Starfish and the Spider

The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

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Starfish and the Spider by Rod A. Beckstrom

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Cut off a spider's head, and it dies; cut off a starfish's leg and it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organisations are like spiders, but now starfish organisations are changing the face of business and the world. What's the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia and Skype? What does Ebay have in common with the women's rights movement? The authors have discovered some unexpected answers, gripping stories and a tapestry of unlikely connections.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591841838
ISBN-10: 1591841836
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Portfolio
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Rod A. Beckstrom

Ori Brafman is a lifelong entrepreneur. His adventures include a wireless startup, health food advocacy group, and a network of CEOs working on public benefit projects, which he co-founded with Rod Beckstrom. He holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Business School.Rod A. Beckstrom is a serial start-up entrepreneur. He founded CATS Software Inc, which he took public and has helped start and build other high tech firms. Rod has served on various private and nonprofit boards. He holds a BA and MBA from Stanford and is a Fulbright Scholar.


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