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?

1 comment:

Ruby Soho said...

the excerpt tells me it's an interesting read. sayang, can't download it for free. kasama din sana yun sa politics niya ng decentralization di ba? hehe. just like doctorow's.
the intro will also be useful for my scifict lesson in memory. thanks!