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  • The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    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. The Starfish and the Spider argues that organizations fall into two categories: "spiders", which have a rigid hierarchy, and "starfish", which rely on the power of peer relationships.

    Chan Meng says: "Centralized and decentralized models"
    "Wonderful insight into modern organizations"
    Overall

    The Starfish and the Spider offers a new look at how organizations run and what can make them successful (or not). Also the outlook on different leadership styles is telling. The real life examples from contemporary history and the present day are fascinating. It's a great book for people who are interested in organizational behaviors and attitudes, how to motivate people, and lovers of history. This is a well written and well read audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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