The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Google eBook)
If you cut off a spider?s head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish?s leg it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but now starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world.
What?s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women?s rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths?
Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom have discovered some unexpected answers, gripping stories, and a tapestry of unlikely connections. The Starfish and the Spider explores what happens when starfish take on spiders and reveals how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the U.S. government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success.
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Review: The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless OrganizationsUser Review - Goodreads
Have you ever wondered what Geronimo and Mary Poppins have in common? Last week I read an article on the fact that Zappos (a company I love, mainly due to the insight I got into this company and its ...
Review: The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless OrganizationsUser Review - Ron Denton - Goodreads
An essay drug out to book length. Yes, it makes sense and the observations are pretty accurate about centralized control vs. independent parallel processing and action. It does seem to miss the fact ... Read full review
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