A review of The Mind of the Strategist, by Japanese strategy consultant, Kenichi Ohmae. The Mind of the Strategist has ratings and 34 reviews. Nanette said: A must- read for every member of an organization, not just strategists. This is n. Kenichi Ohmae is an impressive man. Visiting his office in downtown Tokyo is to step into a parallel universe of influence and connectivity. The.

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In The Mind of the Strategist Ohmae challenges the simplistic, but then widely held belief, that Japanese management was a matter of company songs and lifetime employment.

The hive mind in which the employee is a cell and in late 20th century managers are expected to commit suicide for mismanagement, also a national debt bigger than the GDP, well, funny.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This fact suggests that the most important strategic issue is competitiveness. Write a customer review. Progress must be realistically paced – guard against overreaching 5. Diagram the issue or question e. ov

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This is not a how-to do strategic planning type of book. Analyzing means separating a situation into parts and examining the parts in an attempt to understand what is occurring. Sony had a great reputation for quality in the U. Jan 25, Sujata Sahni added it. Visiting his office in downtown Tokyo is to step into a parallel universe of influence and connectivity. Download one of the Free Kindle hhe to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. The book starts out excellently.


The 3Cs model is also well-explained.

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Having another read of this staggeringly clear explanation of strategy by Ohmae. There’s no point in looking for the perfect strategy or the perfect competitive situation.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Analytical methods can help anyone arrive at a workable definition of the critical issue. August 7, – Published on Amazon.

This methodology can apply to a broad spectrum of business issues:. Exploit any degrees of freedom to act. Think of strategy as a triangle with three sides: No matter how complicated the industry may seem, at its heart it is simple. A must-read for every member of strrategist organization, not just strategists.

I think whoever running a business should read this book.

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Mar 07, Sam rated it liked it. The purpose of strategy is to maximize one’s advantage. One Japanese air conditioner company with an outstanding reputation for engineering decided to cope with a competitive threat by stragegist a line of high-quality, high-priced home air conditioners. Mar 07, Prateek rated it it was amazing. This book started it all for me with my various pursuits in strategy over the years. This may mean literally taking your product apart, taking your competitor’s product apart and comparing the two.


A rather extensive in terms of examples, but not exhaustive, to my taste.

The building is also home for Ohmae, not to mention the slightly bewildering variety of businesses he is active in a business school and broadcasting company among others. The first step in strategy is to identify the one issue that matters most, “the critical issue”.

Changes in any of these elements affects the market and may make tye necessary to change strategy. Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders.

Strategic thinking also involves anticipating competitor actions and preparing to counter or thwart them. August 20, – Published on Amazon. Clearly, though, it is necessary to answer the third question before moving to the second, and then the strtaegist. Strategically, this change made sense.