Ori Brafman

Leadership and Organizational Dynamics Expert

Ori Brafman is a researcher, entrepreneur, and author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations; Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior; Click: The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do. His upcoming book—co-authored with the former head of the U.S. military, General Martin Dempsey—will be released in the fall of 2017.

Brafman’s unique ideas on leadership, teamwork, cultural change, and innovation have been implemented by the U.S. government, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, the Chicago Bulls, Amazon, Facebook, Family Business Network, and PWC, among others. 

Brafman’s media appearances include the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC News, BBC, National Public Radio, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, and AP Video. He has presented before audiences at Fortune 500 companies, the White House, NATO, YPO, Harvard Business School, and others.

Brafman is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a Senior Fellow at the Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center at Duke University. He leads a first-of-its-kind partnership between Haas School of Business and the U.S. military’s National Defense University.

Brafman holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.