Starfish, Spiders, and a World Without ‘Powers’

I wanted to let you know about something we at The Ooze have cooking tomorrow night. It’s free, it’s new media, and I thought you all might want to join in. It’s a Soularize Live! preview tomorrow (Thursday) at 9pm Eastern (6 Pacific) with Spencer Burke and Ori Brafman.

“Thanks Bob!”

Have you read The Starfish and the Spider? Ori Brafman is the coauthor of that, an indie business cult favorite all about leaderless organizations and what makes them so powerful. He’s also a peace & economic development consultant, and activist.

Spencer (if you don’t know) is a “pastor alumnus,” author, speaker and founder of

In Thursday’s session Spencer will talk to Ori about the churches that primarily run as a Spider organizations in a Starfish world; together, we’ll investigate Starfish front-runners and Hybrids—can organic and institutional models can live in harmony?

Yes, I said WE. It’s totally interactive. You can ask Ori and Spencer question, take live polls, and more. We’ll pull your questions live via streaming video, courtesy of and our new partner Shapevine. There’s no software to download—its Mac AND PC compatible; use any web browser with high-speed internet access.

WHEN: This Thursday, October 18—at 6pm pacific/9pm eastern

WHERE: Here. Just click the “Preview” button and you’re in!

I hope to see you there!



Below are codes for this intereactive event and other stuff we have coming up with the *live* component of Soularize. Feel free to paste ’em in your blog or website, if you’re so inclined…

GIF 120 x 240

<a href=”“><img src=” width=”120″ height=”240″ border=”0″ alt=”Soularize FeedLive Ad”/></a>

GIF 180 x 150

<a href=” eedlive/“><img src=” gif” width=”180″ height=”150″ border=”0″ alt=”Soularize FeedLive Ad”/></a>

Flash file with interactivity 550×250

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<param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”sameDomain” />
<param name=”movie” value=” /custom/events/soularize/promo3.swf ” />
<param name=”quality” value=”high” />
<param name=”bgcolor” value=”#ffffff” />
<embed src=” /custom/events/soularize/promo3.swf ” quality=”high” bgcolor=”#ffffff” width=”550″ height=”250″ name=”promo” align=”middle” allowScriptAccess=”sameDom ain” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=” ” />

1 Response to “Starfish, Spiders, and a World Without ‘Powers’”

  1. 1 brotherjohnny October 22, 2007 at 2:06 am

    Looking forward to hearing all about this!

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