Peeling Off the Layers, What’s Left of the Core?
Dinner Presentation by Kenichi Ohmae, "Mr. Strategy," President & CEO, Business Breakthrough, Inc.
A business strategy is essential for companies of all sizes, while an effective approach encapsulates what a firm wants to do, needs to do, and can do. Acclaimed management strategist Kenichi Ohmae's 3C’s — customer focus, competitive position, and corporate capabilities — is a model many businesses refer to as they formulate their own plans. The more tightly integrated the 3C's are, the more sustainable a business will be. How can a company ensure core values are adhered to? If an operating regimen does not align with the overarching corporate strategy, does it necessarily mean one has to tweak its operating philosophy? Alternatively, is it possible that the corporate strategy is dated? Is there a need to maintain an evolving yet consistent corporate strategy, and is this transferrable over time and across countries?
Noted for his work on globalization and the borderless economy, Kenichi Ohmae has been described by the Financial Times as "Japan's only management guru." Known as "Mr. Strategy," he is an expert in formulating creative strategies and developing the organizational concepts to implement them both for private and public sectors.
Dr. Ohmae is the founder and Managing Director of Ohmae & Associates, and was previously a partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. He has published over 190 books, including The Mind of the Strategist and Beyond National Borders. Dr. Ohmae attended Waseda University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.