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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.

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 Ohma...

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

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...


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