Ori Brafman

Innovator, Entrepreneur And Strategic Thinker


Ori Brafman is an entrepreneur, influential thought leader, and world peace advocate. He has successfully launched healthy fast food restaurants, co-founded Courtroom Connect, and has led numerous political and advocacy campaigns.

In 2001, Ori co-created a network of 1000 influential CEOs working for peace and economic development projects. The network was supported by the likes of venture capitalist John Doerr and the Ford Foundation and has catalyzed projects in the Middle East, Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, Ori has facilitated a course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In October 2006, Ori co-authored, with Rod Beckstrom, his first best selling book – The Starfish and The Spider – This important book created a new blueprint for the 21st century organization. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum said, “As a result of reading The Starfish and The Spider, I proposed ten action points for my organization.” Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of eBay, described the book as “compelling and important.” And Jack covert of 800CEO reads summed it up – “I love this book.” This book was named one of the top 10 business books of 2007 by Amazon.com.

Ori has appeared on BBC, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch video, CSPAN, AP Video, and National-Cable-Radio among others. He has presented before audiences at Microsoft, Amazon, Stanford Business School, and Harvard Business School. Ori holds a BA in peace and conflict studies from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.