W Chan Kim
Books by W Chan Kim
Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (Revised)Available in: Hardcover
This international bestseller challenges everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success.
Since the dawn of the industrial age, companies have engaged in head-to-head competition in search of sustained, profitable growth. They have fought for competitive advantage, battled over market share, and struggled for differentiation. Yet, as this influential and immensely popular book shows, these hallmarks of competitive strategy are not the way to create profitable growth in the future.
In the international bestseller "Blue Ocean Strategy," W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne argue that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors, but from creating "blue oceans"untapped new market spaces ripe for growth. Such strategic moves, which the authors call value innovation, create powerful leaps in value that often render rivals obsolete for more than a decade.
"Blue Ocean Strategy" presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any company can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling business book charts a bold new path to winning the future.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press.
The Blue Ocean Strategy Reader: The Iconic Articles by Bestselling Authors W. Chan Kim and Renee MauborgneAvailable in: Paperback
Piece by piece, these articles explain the process of focusing on noncustomers and creating blue oceans: uncontested market spaces, untainted by competition. They also introduce tools for exploring and exploiting these markets, such as the Strategy Canvas, the Six Paths Framework, the Four Actions Framework, the Pioneer-Migrator-Settler Map, the Buyer Utility Map, the Price Corridor of the Mass, and the Business Model Guidethe tools that have come to make up the Blue Ocean Strategy framework. This collection also features Kim and Mauborgne s latest "Harvard Business Review" article, Red Ocean Traps.
Whether or not you re familiar with "Blue Ocean Strategy," this book will give you another perspective onto this widely accepted frameworkand help you implement it in your organization.
HBR's 10 Must Reads 2015: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with Bonus Article "The Focused Leader," theAvailable in: Paperback
We ve combed through ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to help you get up to speed fast on the freshest, most relevant thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton Christensen to Roger Martin and company examples from Netflix to Unilever, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips.
This book will inspire you to:
Lead by focusing your attention on the right things
Import new management practices into your organization the right waywhether they come from other companies or across the globe
Better manage your organization sand your leaders time
Rethink vital functions such as HR and marketing
Move from a yearly planning cycle to building a winning strategy
Make long-term organizational decisions with an eye to national and global economic trends
This collection of best-selling articles includes:
Beware the Next Big Thing, by Julian Birkinshaw
The Capitalist s Dilemma, by Clayton M. Christensen and Derek Van Bever
The Focused Leader, by Daniel Goleman
The Big Lie of Strategic Planning, by Roger L. Martin
Contextual Intelligence, by Tarun Khanna
How Netflix Reinvented HR, by Patty McCord
Blue Ocean Leadership, by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
The Ultimate Marketing Machine, by Marc de Swaan Arons, Frank van den Driest, and Keith Weed
Your Scarcest Resource, by Michael Mankins, Chris Brahm, and Gregory Caimi
How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management, by David A. Garvin
21st-Century Talent Spotting, by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (Including Featured Article "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter)Available in: Paperback
If you read nothing else on change management, read these 10 articles (featuring "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of "Harvard Business Review" articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.
"HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management" will inspire you to:
- Lead change through eight critical stages
- Establish a sense of urgency
- Overcome addiction to the status quo
- Mobilize commitment
- Silence naysayers
- Minimize the pain of change
- Concentrate resources
- Motivate change when business is good
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail" by John P. Kotter, "Change Through Persuasion," "Leading Change When Business Is Good: An Interview with Samuel J. Palmisano," "Radical Change, the Quiet Way," "Tipping Point Leadership," "A Survival Guide for Leaders," "The Real Reason People Won't Change," "Cracking the Code of Change," "The Hard Side of Change Management," and "Why Change Programs Don't Produce Change."
If you read nothing else on managing people, read these 10 articles (featuring "Leadership That Gets Results," by Daniel Goleman). We've combed through hundreds of "Harvard Business Review" articles and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your employees' performance.
"HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People" will inspire you to:
- Tailor your management styles to fit your people
- Motivate with more responsibility, not more money
- Support first-time managers
- Build trust by soliciting input
- Teach smart people how to learn from failure
- Build high-performing teams
- Manage your boss
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "Leadership That Gets Results" by Daniel Goleman, "One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?" "The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome," "Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves," "What Great Managers Do," "Fair Process: Managing in the Knowledge Economy," "Teaching Smart People How to Learn," "How (Un)ethical Are You?" "The Discipline of Teams," and "Managing Your Boss."
Is your company spending too much time on strategy development--with too little to show for it?
If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles (featuring "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to:
- Distinguish your company from rivals
- Clarify what your company will and won't do
- Craft a vision for an uncertain future
- Create blue oceans of uncontested market space
- Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy
- Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase
- Make priorities explicit
- Allocate resources early
- Clarify decision rights for faster decision making
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter, "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," "Building Your Company's Vision," "Reinventing Your Business Model," "Blue Ocean Strategy," "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution," "Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System," "Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action," "Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance," and "Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance."