Harry Starren

Tomorrow’s world: Next | Leadership Innovation with Ori Brafman and Harry Starren

Are you ready for the new face of leadership? Tomorrow’s World: Next helps today’s leaders find their place in tomorrow’s world, where it is no longer lonely at the top. The days of a solitary person performing a balancing act on the tip of the pyramid are gone; now, the challenge for leaders is to weave a path through – and make the most of – a complex web of networks and relationships. Social media, co-creation and open innovation are the new support systems. Tomorrow’s World: Next gives you the tools you need to harness these to your best advantage, making social cohesion a means for success and turning global trends and transitions into opportunities.

New York Times bestselling author Ori Brafman specialises in new ways of looking at business. He is a renowned organisational expert and co-author of the groundbreaking books The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Penguin Portfolio, 2006), Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior (Currency/Doubleday, 2008) and Click: The Magic of Instant Connections (Crown Business, 2010). In his first book, Ori analysed the power of the new organisational forms and business models that characterise “starfish” such as Wikipedia, craigslist, the original Napster – as well as al Qaeda and the Apache nation. This practical and insightful book garnered praise from global leaders such as Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of eBay, and Jack Covert of 800CEO-READ. Ori has presented to audiences at Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Televisa, Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, and many others. He holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Harry Starren, has been CEO of De Baak VNO-NCW (association of employers) since 1996. He studied History at the University of Utrecht and Political Science/Public Administration at the University of Amsterdam, and has held positions as scientific researcher and professor and manager of postgraduate education in Business/Public Administration at the University of Utrecht. He is a teacher and advisor on managing professional organisations, and anchored the educational television show, Grandmasters in management. Harry is keenly interested in fostering entrepreneurship and the human side of enterprise, and co-authored the book The 21 Commandments of Leadership.

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