The Mind of the Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business by Kenichi Ohmae
Originally published in 1982, this classic guide to the inner workings of the strategic thinking process is now available in trade paperback. In this remarkably topical book, Ohmae offers provocative insights into the ways that the Japanese think strategically and focuses on helping western business people free up their creative power to improve the odds of creating winning strategic concepts.
This book by a Japanese executive shows that the keys to business success in the West are the proven techniques of the Far East successful strategic planning and its conservative execution. Strategy in the classic military sense is deploying your forces to achieve a competitive advantage. Concentrating on the thought processes behind Japan’s successful strategic thinking, this book describes what strategic thinking is and presents concepts and concrete examples for its application. Only by integrating the three C’s in a strategic triangle Customer, Competitor, and Company can sustained competitive advantage exist. Business managers at all levels can benefit from this ‘how to think about it’ guide by developing profitable and creative strategies.
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