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The Borderless World, rev ed: Power and Strategy in the Interlinked Economy Paperback – May 19, 1999
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"Full of insights into the new reality of interlinked economies and international companies. A compelling case for governments to align themselves with the interests of their people--as customers, consumers, and citizens."-- Senator Bill Bradley (D--NJ)"Ohmae has few peers. . . . [His] latest is actually a lucid, compelling . . . highly enjoyable race through a business world which is itself doing just that--racing along in a mostly enjoyable and certainly compelling manner." -- Robert Heller, "Management Today""A true global corporation, [Ohmae] says, serves the interests of consumers, not governments, and wealth comes from the marketplace, not from natural resources. Like an enthusiastic college professor, Ohmae challenges business's status quo with provocative statements."-- Donna Hawley, "San Francisco Chronicle"
About the Author
Kenichi Ohmae is a Tokyo-based top corporate strategist and adviser to governments around the world. The former director of McKinsey & Company and chairman of its Asia Pacific operations, he is a speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and author of seventy books. He writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Japan Times, and other publications.
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At the business level, most of Ohmae's reasoning seem sound, and is based on basic economic principles such as economies of scale and the bargaining power a global corporation might realize etc. What may be most controversial in his book are Ohmae's views on globalization. In most ways Ohmae's view is utopian.
Ultimately Ohmae left me unconvinced in regard to his view on the speed, the benefits, and even the best methods of dealing with the ILE/globalization.
Two other good books dealing with these topics in interesting ways are Lindblom's "The Market System", and also to some degree Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations".
Anderson Analytics, LLC
The concept of the interlinked economy is obviously now more apparent than it was in the 1990s. At the height of globalization, developed countries in the west were able to export their products thereby increasing their consumer base and business influences. It seems to me that this book was an accurate prediction of the shifting paradigms in global businesses. Today, countries are confronted with the borderless nature of business transactions. Instead of fighting this reality, those that embrace the shift are more likely to benefit in global competitiveness.
This great book will help you understand the development of globalization from the 1990s to the impact it is having on business today. You will understand how the interlinked economy works and how you can leverage this to make profits from the economy of scale as you begin to carter to a larger audience. I recommend this book to anyone who may be wondering whether they are ready to take their business global and how globalization will continue to influence global competitiveness.
I was a political science major in college in the United States. I! tried hard to understand the logic of the world while studying hegemonies of various nations. However, I can tell that this book was the most powerful book for me to understand the world, not all the thick textbooks or ugly notes from the boring lectures.
So, why don't you give it a try and order this phenomenal book with Amazon!
Thank you very much, Dr. Ohmae & Amazon.
Minoru Nadai, alias NORM