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The Mind Of The Strategist


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A Book Seminar on the summary of the Book - The Mind of the Stategist by Kenichi Ohmae

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The Mind Of The Strategist

  1. 1. The Mind of the StrategistThe Art of Japanese BusinessAuthor: Kenichi Ohmae<br />- Presented by Salil Deshmukh<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />About the Author<br />Main Theme<br />Structure<br />Evaluation<br />Application to MIS<br />Key Takeaways<br />Questions<br />
  3. 3. Kenichi Ohmae<br />Mr. Strategy<br />PhD in Nuclear Engineering from MIT<br />Founder & MD, Ohmae & Associates<br />Senior partner in McKinsey & Company Inc.- 23 yrs<br />
  4. 4. Main Theme<br />How Build Successful Strategies<br />To Kill <br />Competition<br />To WIN<br />To Make profit<br />
  5. 5. Main Theme<br />BATTLEFIELD<br />BUSINESS<br />
  6. 6. Structure<br />The Art of Strategic Thinking<br />Four Routes<br />Building Successful Strategies<br />The Strategic Triangle<br />Modern Strategic Realities<br />Strategic Change<br />JAPAN – an Insight<br />
  7. 7. Strategic Thinking<br />Creative thought process<br />“Wild Ideas”<br />Intuitive thinking rather than rational thinking<br />Drive for achievement<br />
  8. 8. Four Routes<br />Focus on Key Success Factors<br />Building on Relative Superiority<br />Pursing Aggressive Initiatives<br />Exploiting Strategic Degrees of Freedom<br />
  9. 9. The Strategic Triangle<br />Customer<br />Value<br />Value<br />Product/Service Differentiation<br />Corporation<br />Competitor<br />COST<br />
  10. 10. Strategic Change<br />Era of Giant Enterprise<br />P<br />P<br />SMART<br />L<br />DUMB<br />L<br />A<br />A<br />N<br />N<br />T<br />Analysis <br />Workers<br />Template Strategy<br />
  11. 11. Strategic Change<br />Era of Activated Enterprise<br />Strategy<br />Results<br />Execution<br />Corporation<br />The Trinity<br />
  12. 12. Strategic Change<br />Era of Activated Enterprise<br />Features<br />Brain – “ Strategy” & Muscle – “ Execution”<br /> in Organization are properly aligned<br />Some Common Characteristics <br />Offer Job Security<br />Tenure Based Promotion<br />Internal Development<br />Encourage Employee Participation<br />Eg: Toyota, Hitachi<br />
  13. 13. Japan – An Insight<br />Impact of World War II<br />Concept of Corporation<br /> “ A sha-in ( meaning member not employee) feels like he is married to the company for life, and believes their fortunes rise and fall together”<br />Hard work<br />No Peter Principle !<br />
  14. 14. Analysis & Evaluation<br />
  15. 15. Application to MIS<br />Information System Strategy Triangle conforms to the Trinity triangle<br />Techniques like the Four Route to be used to build successful business, corporate and IS Strategy<br />
  16. 16. Key Takeaways<br />Without competitors there is no need for strategy<br />The purpose of business strategy is to cause events to favor your strengths.<br />Address the problem, not the symptoms.<br />Think like an entrepreneur, but think.<br />
  17. 17. Thank You !<br />