Random ruminations of an Evolutionary Technologist (a.k.a. Edublogger) who believes that "It's not what you take but what you leave behind..." Fun part of that could put him in good company with the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Eisenhower, JFK, John Lennon and Steven Spielberg. Longer list is here. Serious part is that he also focusses on Technology, Economics and Society.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The Starfish and the Spider
Here's a quick book review.
Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom wrote an insightful book that resonates with everything that centralized old school outlook cannot and will not tolerate. Nevertheless, the 7 principles of decentralization the authors discuss from "when attacked, a decentralized organization tends to become even more open and decentralized" to "put people into an open system and they'll automatically want to contribute" seem good reasons for Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of eBay to label this tome "a compelling and important book".
So I ask, is the world really ready to move away from Hierarchy and get closer to Wirearchy?