Ok, so the AndaPR blog is back from an unplanned sabbatical. I know…bad, so, so bad in blog land. A lot of great things have been going on or will soon be in the works. It’s all top secret until launch time, so in the meantime…

Noah over at www.entrepreneur27.org is bringing in Ori Brafman, author of “The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations,” to discuss his take on leaderless organizations like Wikipedia, Apache, open source, p2p music sharing… and how they succeed.
By the way, the book won’t be released until October 5, but you can chat with Ori at this Books and Beers event on Oct. 3rd. How’s that for privilege?

Check out the Newsweek summary below. Sounds like a great piece of work.

Where: Thirstybear Brewing Company
661 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 974-5624
When: Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30pm
Who: Everyone
RSVP: None.

Leave your name in the comments section at:
http://www.entrepreneur27.org/archive/books-and-beer-event, to enter the
raffle for a free book.

From Newsweek

The Starfish and the Spider edited by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom
Veteran entrepreneurs and Stanford M.B.A.s Brafman and Beckstrom spent a half decade studying everything from Cortés’s siege of Tenochtitlán to the sociology of alcohol rehab and learned that groups, regardless of their stated purpose, fall into one of two camps: old-school hierarchies vulnerable to the loss of their all-powerful leaders (spiders) or decentralized organizations that can grow and thrive despite even the most drastic personnel shifts (starfish). While the breadth of examples they weave together may provoke an occasional rolling of the eyes, they do make a credible case for how even gigantic spiders like IBM and the U.S. government can get in touch with their inner starfish.