Red Ocean Traps (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Red Ocean Traps (Harvard Business Review Classics)

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As established markets become less profitable, companies increasingly need to find ways to create and capture new markets. Despite much investment and commitment, most firms struggle to do this. What, exactly, is getting in their way? The authors of the best-selling book Blue Ocean Strategy have spent over a decade exploring that question. They have seen that the trouble lies in managers' mental models-ingrained assumptions and theories about the way the world works. Though these models may work perfectly well in mature markets, they undermine executives' attempts to discover uncontested new spaces with ample potential (blue oceans) and keep companies firmly anchored in existing spaces where competition is bloody (red oceans).This article describes how to break free of these red ocean traps. To do that, managers need to: (1) Focus on attracting new customers, not pleasing current customers; (2) Worry less about segmentation and more about what different segments have in common; (3) Understand that market creation is not synonymous with either technological innovation or creative destruction; and (4) Stop focusing on premium versus low-cost strategies.The Harvard Business Review Classics series offers you the opportunity to make seminal Harvard Business Review articles a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world-and will have a direct impact on you today and for years to come.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 108 x 166 x 5.08mm | 45.36g
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1633692663
  • 9781633692664
  • 360,211

About W. Chan Kim

W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne are professors of strategy at INSEAD and codirectors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. They are the authors of Blue Ocean Strategy, which has sold over 3.5 million copies, is being published in a record-breaking 43 languages, and is a bestseller across five continents. They are ranked number 2 in the Thinkers50 listing of the World's Top Management Gurus and are the recipients of numerous academic and management awards, including the Nobel Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking, the Carl S. Sloane Award by the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Leadership Hall of Fame by Fast Company, and the Eldridge Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business, among others. Kim is an advisor to several countries, and Mauborgne is a member of President Barack Obama's Board of Advisors on Education.Author social media/website info: blueoceanstrategy.comshow more

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