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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Meanwhile, advances in technology or changes in industry structure may well derail strategies based on the assumptions of the past. However halfway thw the book, the author starts focusing on differences between Japanese and Western businesses, and this is where the book falters. Glad that lessons learnt from it will become a crucial part of my growing repertoire of strategy tools.

Changes in any of these elements affects the market and may make it necessary to change strategy. Their quality was comparable, but Fuji had an advantage in its name, which suggested the sharp colors and contrasts of Japan’s scenic, holy mountain. Please try again later.

Question each issue component e. Mar 03, Dominic Pride rated it really liked it.

Examine your product and identify areas where strateigst can focus on achieving a relative advantage. Ohmae is, after all, a gifted flautist, not to mention a nuclear physicist, a prodigious author with dozens of books to his credit, politician and long-time star of the consulting firm, McKinsey and Company.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A company can tolerate certain internal deficiencies, but firms cannot survive competitive disadvantages. Outstanding book and a treasure for people who would like to simply and stick to fundamental strategic thinking without too much of “buzz” terms. Exploit Relative Strength Examine your product and identify areas mlnd you can focus on achieving a relative advantage. In a word, competitive advantage. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


It gives a very good overview of how a manager can inculcate strategic thinking in his work. Once you have identified the key factor for success KFS in your industry, re-deploy your resources to focus on building strength in that key ohmmae.

The Mind of the Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business by Kenichi Ohmae

Instead of what can’t we do? In business local or globalwhat remains certain is the interrelatedness of all players niche mates or not and this interconnectedness affects every business directly or indirectly. Seek areas where the competitive situation allows you to develop a clear edge. Strategists need to ask the right questions in a solution-oriented manner and conduct appropriate analyses to formulate strategy.

Generally, a company should identify one subset or segment of customers and focus on them, instead of trying to satisfy the entire market. Offer a specific plan of action for each issue component. August 7, – Published on Amazon. Identify the Main Issue The first step in strategy is to identify the one issue that matters most, “the critical issue”. Having another read of this staggeringly clear explanation of strategy by Ohmae.

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Read the first two parts of the book for tye decent introduction to strategic thinking In the case of an auto company, perhaps safety is a KFS. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Sakura decided to introduce a 24 exposure film at the same price as Fuji’s 20 exposure film. Refresh and try again. Strategic thinking involves trying to turn a situation to one’s advantage.

The business domain must be clearly defined 2, The strategic scenario should be understood and clearly articulated 3. Written by a master strategist – Kenichi Ohmae This book, full of actual examples, aims to bring to life all of the dynamic, subtlety, and variety of business strategy as it is practiced in the real world and in real companies.


Remain focused on the objectives – but not so focused that if the world changes, you do not adapt. See 1 question about The Mind of the Strategist….

Though it is about business, do not expect too many jargons or numerical scenario and hence the makes an excellent read. In business local or globalwhat remains certain is the inter An outstandingly insightful journey into the art of business strategy. oc

The Mind of the Strategist

Its a book that discusses ways, techniques and example to practice strategic thinking – which is actually what is lacking in most professionals these day. Although the book is translated from Japanese to English. This changes their focus.

Return to Book Page. Latest Podcast Ricardo Vargas: The product went to market and flopped. It was kenicho, but so heavy that distributors were not willing to carry and install it. Here are some strategic thrust examples:.

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Clearly, though, it is necessary to answer the third question before moving to the second, and then the first. Every industry has one or two factors that determine business success. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Despite being passionate about this field, I couldn’t get through more than half of this book.