"The Starfish and the Spider" is a book by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom. It is about a "new" emergent organizational form, a form that certainly has application for Community Networks, grass roots community organizing, and empowered communities taking on sustainability. Here's a quote from the book:
THESE ARE LINKS TO WEBSITE MATERIALS THAT WILL HELP YOU BECOME FAMILIAR WITH WHAT PLACERSUSTAIN IS AND DOES!
Jack Frost has been appointed to serve on the PlacerSustain Board of Directors. Jack's primary current focus is on residential energy conservation.
[THIS IS DRAFT TEXT OF MATERIALS ON THE PLACERSUSTAIN MISSION, FUNCTIONS, AND OPERATING PRINCIPLES. INPUT IS WELCOME. THESE MATERIALS WILL BE REFINED AND ADOPTED BY THE PLACERSUSTAIN BOARD IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS. THE ORIGINAL WORD DOCUMENT IS ATTACHED-FORMATTING IS A PROBLEM IN HTML COPYING]
DRAFT ORGANIZATIONAL MATERIALS