BIOGRAPHY: Kenichi Ohmae

AUTHOR DETAILS Kenichi Ohmae was born on the island of Kyushu in 1943 and currently resides in Yokohama with his wife and children. Kenichi Ohmae is one of the business and corporate strategists foremost, is the author of more than 100 books, among which include The Mind of the Strategist, The Borderless World, The End of the Nation State and The Invisible Continent.After completing his doctorate in nuclear engineering at MIT and working as senior design engineer for Hitachi, he joined McKinsey Company where he eventually became senior partner, conducting business operations in Japan and Asia Pacific. Currently, Ohmae goes he founded several companies, including Business Breakthrough (a distance education platform for teaching business management), EveryD.com (a platform for delivery of consumer products online service and physical presence) and Dalian Neusoft Information Services (a platform for business process outsourcing for data capture in double byte languages). Ohmae is Chancellor s Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea University and Professor Emeritus at Ewha Women s University of Korea. He is also Trustee and Adjunct Professor at Bond University in Australia as well as Dean of the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Management of BBT University in Japan.In September 2002 he was appointed advisor of Liaoning Province and Tianjin City, China. Analysis starting point. The analysis is the starting point for strategic thinking. When faced with problems or situations that seem to constitute a whole, the strategic thinker divides into its constituent parts, to uncover their meaning and reassembles to maximize their benefits, using a non-linear thinking. The approach to the best possible solution can only come from a combination of rational analysis and imaginative reintegration of the different parts in the new model, using nonlinear brain power. The first stage of strategic thinking is to determine precisely the critical point of the situation. The approach should aim at a problem obtaining a possible solution, so the objective analysis can replace the emotional discussions.If the right questions gives guidance towards a solution, and performs the appropriate analysis, the safest thing is that the final answer is the same and are easier to reach a verdict well defined. When problems are poorly defined or vaguely understood, the mind with precision. The method often used by strategists in the process of abstraction include: Employing to specify the areas in which a company is at a disadvantage compared to rivals. Sort these points in particular phenomena Brought together by a common denominator. Look at each group as a unit (abstraction). Determine the specific focus and specific action.

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