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  • 1. The Mind of a Strategist Kenichi Ohmae By Gaurav Sharma
  • 2. Objective To consider the importance of strategy and strategic thinking and some points on which we can focus to enhance our strategic skills and develop our mind to think stratigically.
  • 3. 3 Main Theme BUSINESS BATTLEFIELD
  • 4. 4 Strategic Thinking • Creative thought process • “Wild Ideas” • Intuitive thinking rather than rational thinking • Drive for achievement
  • 5. Analysis • Critical starting point of strategic thinking. • Clear understanding of each element of a situation. • True strategic thinking contrasts sharply with the conventional systems approach based on linear thinking but it also contrasts with the approach based on intuition.
  • 6. Three kinds of thinking process : • Mechanical systems thinking • Intuition • Strategic thinking
  • 7. Determining the critical issue Example - Overtime work has become a chronic problem in a company. A clear understanding of the nature of the problem led to the creative solutions. By failing to grasp the critical issues, ends in failure and frustration.
  • 8. The art of Strategic Thinking It is a creative process, the spark of insight is essential. Insight is far easier to recoganize than to define. Creative insight is the ability to combine, synthesize or reshuffle unrelated phenomena in such a way that you can make more out of it.
  • 9. Three essential R's : • Reality : strategist must be aware of the customers,the competition and comåany's field of competence. • Ripeness: strategist must consider the importance of timing. • Resources : strategist should be sensitive to their own resource limitation.
  • 10. Conditions of Creativity • An initial charge Example - Yamaha • Directinal antennae Example - kazuma tateishi • Capacity to tolerate static. Example: Soichiro honda
  • 11. Conclusion Stratigic Thinking can be developed by focusing on other skills like creativity, mental productivity and the power of insight. There are habits of mind and mode of thinking that can be acquired through practice to come up with winning strategic concepts.