We’ll be looking over the next few weeks at the book, The Starfish and the Spider.‚ To begin our discussion of this book, I want to list the eight principles of a decentralized system they describe in the book.‚ The are essential to our look at open systems and then how they can apply to both profit and non-profit sectors.
- When attacked, a decentralized organization tends to become even more open and decentralized.
- It¢â‚¬â„¢s easy to mistake starfish for spiders.
- An open system does not have central intelligence; the intelligence is spread throughout the system.
- Open systems can easy mutate.
- The decentralized organization sneaks up on you.
- As industries become decentralized, overall profits decrease.
- Put people into an open system and they¢â‚¬â„¢ll automatically want to contribute.
- When attacked, centralized organizations tend to become even more centralized.