Book Review: The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman, Rod A. Beckstrom is a well-written book which explores “the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations”. The authors compare centralization (“spiders”) with decentralization (“starfishes”) and describes how the leadership is different between these organizational setups. I think the title is somewhat misleading since “leaderless” decentralized organizations do have leaders. There is, however, a big difference between CEOs in centralized organizations and so called “catalysts” in decentralized organizations. Read the book and learn why.

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog where he shares his reading, book reviews, and learning.

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