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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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. The author does not purport to be inventing strategy in this book or to be revealing the secrets of Japanese business and strategic planning.
Rather, he is exploring with the reader the ways in 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.
Rather, he is exploring with the reader the ways in which the strategist must think, the key principles and thought patterns that real-world strategists have used to move their companies forward in Japan and throughout the world. He explores the relationship of the Strategic Triangle formed by the company, the customer, and the competition and shows how these factors must be the basis for all strategic thinking and planning.
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See 2 questions about The Mind of the Strategist…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 12, Nanette rated it it was amazing. A must-read for every member of an organization, not just strategists.
This is not a how-to do strategic planning type of book. Its a book that discusses ways, techniques and example to practice strategic thinking - which is actually what is lacking in most professionals these day.
Also contains useful tips for discussion and understanding cause and effect of business proble Sep 15, Arie Prasetyo rated it it was amazing. May 09, Sunny Jaggi rated it it was ok. As a foreigner working in Japan, I am keen to understand and decipher the hidden mysteries of Japanese business culture.
I expected this book to provide more valuable insights on how the Japanese culture is integrated with corporate environment. However, I think there are two major areas which can be improved in this book: 1 have more emphasis on business culture in Japan since this book largely focus on general strategy, 2 I think the narrative can be simplified as I was sometimes struggling As a foreigner working in Japan, I am keen to understand and decipher the hidden mysteries of Japanese business culture.
Worth to mention is that this book is written in the s. I had a good laugh. 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.
It has worked for Marie Kondo given the small places in which many people live in inner city Japan. But art and strategy combined with Japanese Business? Dec 20, Jun Wang rated it really liked it. View 2 comments. Oct 31, Jay rated it it was amazing. This book started it all for me with my various pursuits in strategy over the years. A must read. Mar 17, Lone Wong rated it really liked it Shelves: business , strategy.
I think whoever running a business should read this book. Although the book is translated from Japanese to English. There are some sentences I don't really get it. This book is not about tactics or formula to hone a strategic business plan. But to cultivate your creative thinking mind to be able to think like one of the strategists.
And the fundamental fact of the book is to be able to let an entrepreneur know what is strategic business plan are about distinguished it from all another kind of business planning. In a word, competitive advantage. The author basically interpreted four routes to simple strategic advantages. Instead of what can't we do?
Sep 02, Gleb Bokhonov rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Sandeep Shah rated it really liked it Recommends it for: kartik Ganesh.
A must-read for all the people in the organization. The top guys in business might be aware of the contents in this book. It is a must for others. It widens your outlook towards competition and different options available to stay ahead of the competition. This contains examples from s and may not be directly relevant.
Although the process described getting a competitive edge can still be followed today. A good book to understand the role of a strategist. Jan 12, Sergey Tingaev rated it it was amazing. Aug 08, Denis Scholokov rated it it was amazing. Mar 07, Prateek rated it it was amazing. Thought the examples given are several decades old, but you get the essence. Sep 05, Mijere Zimba rated it it was amazing.
Sep 24, Caitlin rated it it was ok. May 05, Harish B rated it really liked it. Excellent book on strategy. Lucid with insights. Must read. Mar 02, Christopher Okolo rated it it was amazing.
I like that he started in the beginning to point out clearly that intuition must guide our judgment and decisions after analyzing carefully all available facts. He points clearly the need to groom creativity and imagination in our daily activities, in that way we will avoid being crammed into meaningless thread mills of unproductive work ethics. Jan 25, Sujata Sahni added it. The insight spark goes hand in hand with method, discipline and hardwork.
While creativity cannot be taught, it can be cultivated over a period of time with the key ingredients of sensitivity, will and receptiveness nurtured over a period of time. Constraints to achieving the vision are reality of customer, competition and company's inherent competencies, ripeness or timing - If the market is not ready the most successful of strategies can fail and finally understanding the resource competencies and limitations. The book covers aspects of the art of strategic thinking, building successful strategies and modern strategic realities and cites examples from Japan and the West to compare and contrast.
Mar 07, Sam rated it liked it. An outstandingly insightful journey into the art of business strategy. Seriously engaging and important. Would that a revised edition of the work is done to encompass the current cyber-physically related business space on the cusps of Industry 4.
In business local or global , what remains certain is the inter An outstandingly insightful journey into the art of business strategy. In business local or global , what remains certain is the interrelatedness of all players niche mates or not and this interconnectedness affects every business directly or indirectly.
A strategy that will properly position your business within this global clockwork of business is key to success. Great work.
The Mind Of The Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business
Faced with problems, trends, events, or situations that appear to constitute a harmonious whole or come packaged as a whole by common sense of the day, the strategic thinker dissects them into their constituent parts. Then, having discovered the significance of these constituents, he reassembles them in a way calculated to maximize his advantage. The purpose of strategy is to maximize one's advantage. On a battlefield, this means picking the right place to fight, the right time to attack, the right time to retreat, weighing and re-assessing as circumstances change, but always with gaining maximum advantage in mind.
The Mind of the Strategist
For regular updates on Thinkers50 news, ideas and events, subscribe to our monthly newsletter:. Kenichi Ohmae is an impressive man. Visiting his office in downtown Tokyo is to step into a parallel universe of influence and connectivity. 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. There is a concert hall in the building as well.
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