Starfish, Spider, Starbucks

Introduced via mutual friend Auren Hoffman, I enjoyed a morning coffee talking with Ori Brafman, co-author of the forthcoming The Starfish and the Spider. This curiously named book discusses decentralization in organizations, a hot topic applied to everything from user generated content to al-Qaeda.

Ori and I overlapped a year at Stanford Business School but didn’t know each other before today. He gifted me a galley copy of the book and I’m going to see if he wants to visit Google for an Authors talk later this fall.