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Strategy is Irrational
Ryuuichi
Another important notion described by Ohmae in The Mind of the Strategist is the non-linair and irrational nature of (Japanese) strategy. The most reliable way of dissecting a situation into its constituent parts, and then reasasembling them in the desired advantageous strategic way, is not a rational step by step methodology.
It should be creative, new, unconventional and non-linair, making use of the human brain, the ultimate thinking tool.
Note that many Japanese companies have only a single, naturally talented strategist instead of a big strategic planning staff.
 

 
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Thanks Ryuuichi for this interesting and valuable addition. Indeed Ohmae has a point. We could then classify the Japanese strategy perpective (as Ohma...Sign up
 

 
Strategy is Irrational
Sadik
Good if we are using the ideas. thank u...Sign up
 

 
Strategy Must Be Irrational to Succeed
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Premium Member
Indeed if strategy were to be rational, all competitors would arrive at almost the same strategy and it may not provide any competitive advantage. All...Sign up
 

 
 

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