Book Notes – Blue Ocean Strategy: How Leaders Drive Change

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Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, I thought it was going to be all about what the title suggests – developing successful business strategies, (possibly with some kind of nautical theme). Leadership is about influencing people in a specific direction, but sometimes that direction needs to change.

HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Roberto Michael Beer Michael Berr Nitin Nohria Perry Keenan Renée Mauborgne Robert Kegan Ronald A. HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change Various Contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006. Remarkably, none seems dated; on the contrary, if anything, all seem more relevant now than [.]. Bob's blog entries Alan Jackson Barbara E.

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30 Books in 30 days – Remembering 15 years of the 1st Friday Book Synopsis – (Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne)

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{On April 5, 2013, we will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the First Friday Book Synopsis, and begin our 16th year. During March, I will post a blog post per day remembering key insights from some of the books I have presented over the 15 years of the First Friday Book Synopsis. We have met [.]. Randy's blog entries

What is Your Red Ocean Strategy? – (Success in a Crowded Market)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. So, this week I presented my synopsis on the terrific book Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. The group was the entire team at a growing firm, one that is vibrant, alive, energetic… The kind of place people like to show [.]. Randy's blog entries

Capturing New Markets: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries and dominate in new markets or in new customer segments Apple Blue Ocean Strategy Capturing New Markets: How Smart Companies Create Opportunities Others Don’t Craig’s List eBay Facebook GE Google How to locate Mark Johnson McGraw-Hill penetrate Phillips Renée Mauborgne Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal Stephen Wunker W.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

2 in the ranking (with writing partner Chan Kim) INSEAD’s Renée Mauborgne was the highest placed woman. The following is a guest piece from Thinkers50 creators Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. Business best practice never stands still.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Porter Orit Gadiesh Renée Mauborgne Richard Steele Robert S. HBR’s Ten Must Reads on Strategy Various contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) How to create “a unique and valuable position” by deciding what to do…and not do This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until [.].

0103 | Michael Petty


Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne. Michael Petty is the managing partner of North Star Partners, a firm that assists companies in the areas of leadership development, strategic thought and application, and financial stewardship. 0:00 Introduction. 1:26 What is strategic thinking? 2:30 How does strategic thinking differ from strategic planning? 4:40 What role does visual analysis play in strategic thinking? 11:54 What is foresight?

Announcing the First Ever Winner of the Warren Bennis Prize

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne; “Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life,” by Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams; and “21 st -Century Talent Spotting,” by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz.

You Can Win Without Differentiation

Harvard Business Review

From Michael Porter to Costas Markides and through the Blue Oceans of Kim and Mauborgne, strategy scholars have been urging executives to distinguish their firm’s offerings and carve out a unique market position. For decades, strategy gurus have been telling firms to differentiate.

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Dead, but Physical Retail Isn’t

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne popularized the notion of a blue ocean strategy , which focuses on new markets, rather than fighting it out in “red oceans” filled with rabid competition. The recent bankruptcy filing at Toys “R” Us has roiled the toy industry. Yet the struggles at the company are not new. The firm was taken private in a $6.6

What Is Strategy, Again?

Harvard Business Review

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.

Stop Trying to Engineer Success

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne examined the emergence of outrageously successful companies like Cirque du Soleil, and claim to have discovered the keys. Every organization that aspires to greatness has something to learn from relevant success stories of the past. But how should managers go about unlocking the lessons of those efforts? Many of their consultants advocate an engineering approach: Find multiple examples of organizations that have coped with equivalent challenges successfully.

Closing the Gap Between Blue Ocean Strategy and Execution

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim Renee Mauborgne. At the highest level, there are three propositions essential to the success of strategy: the value proposition, the profit proposition, and the people proposition.

The Making of an Innovation Master

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim , and Renee Mauborgne. A workshop attendee asked me this seemingly simple question: "So, what else should I read to learn more about innovation?". It's a hard question to answer because there is so much high-quality material out there. And specific recommendations depend on the specific topic about which you are most curious. But in thinking it through, I did eventually end up with a highly personal list I call " The Masters of Innovation " (which appears in my latest book ).

Apple Versus the Strategy Professors

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne , and it certainly sounds like what Apple has been up to. Apple still has an edge, in that it built that sea — "so powerful is blue ocean strategy," Chan and Mauborgne write, "that a blue ocean strategic move can create brand equity that lasts for decades."

World Business Forum – Top 10 Speakers | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Renee Mauborgne - Co-author of Blue Ocean Strategy , Renee offered great insights on creating demand, most particularly on creating consumer demand where little or none previously existed.

Marginal Market Opportunities

Harvard Business Review

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne of INSEAD have written a whole book about Blue Ocean Strategy as they call it, in which successful companies innovate their value propositions to attract customers who have never engaged with their type of product or service before. A classic example is the Australian Wine Yellow Tail in the USA market, a case that Kim and Mauborgne document fully in their book. Many successful innovations work because they create a new market.