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.