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Ori Brafman is the coauthor, along with Rod A. Beckstrom, of The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, a book that has been hailed as a must read by theoreticians and business executives. Born in Israel and raised in El Paso, Texas, Brafman is a life-long entrepreneur whose projects include a wireless start up, a health food advocacy group, and a network of CEOs working on public benefit initiatives, which he co-founded with Rod Beckstrom. He holds BA in peace and conflict studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from the Stanford Business School. After five years of research, he came to the conclusion that organizations are like spiders or starfish. Traditional organizations, like spiders, have a rigid top down hierarchy, and new evolutionary organizations, like starfish, rely on the power of peer relationships. If the head of a spider is cut off, the spider dies. If a starfish's leg is cut off, the starfish grows a new leg, and the amputated leg grows a new starfish. His projects include launching healthy fast food restaurants, leading political and advocacy campaigns, and co-founding Courtroom Connect, a wireless network company.

 

Ori Brafman talks about Vulnerability as a Leadership Skill (video - 3 min)
Sep 7 2007 PlexusCalls: The Starfish and the Spider
Ori Brafman is the coauthor, along with Rod A. Beckstrom, of The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, a book that has been hailed as a must read by theoreticians and business executives. Jane Wei-Skillern is as assistant professor of business administration in the General Management Unit and Social Enterprise Group of Harvard Business School. June Holley provides consulting, training and mentoring to a wide range of organizations seeking to create healthier communities around the world through a better understanding of networks collaboration, innovation and learning.

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