Strategy is Irrational

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Ryuuichi, US

Strategy is Irrational

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.

  Editor, NL

Japanese Cognitive School

Thanks Ryuuichi for this interesting and valuable addition. Indeed Ohmae has a point. We could then classify the Japanese strategy perpective (as Ohmae describes it) within the Cognitive School of Mintzberg's Strategic Schools.
Compare also what Hermann said about 4 different ways in which the Human Brain might work.

  Sadik, Oman

Strategy is Irrational

Good if we are using the ideas. thank u...

  Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Strategy Must Be Irrational to Succeed

Indeed if strategy were to be rational, all competitors would arrive at almost the same strategy and it may not provide ...


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