The Next Global Stage: Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World

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Wharton School Pub., 2005 - Business & Economics - 282 pages

Globalization is a fact. You can't stop it; it has already happened; it is here to stay. And we are moving into a new global stage.

A radically new world is taking shape from the ashes of yesterday's nation-based economic world. To succeed, you must act on the global stage, leveraging radically new drivers of economic power and growth. Legendary business strategist Kenichi Ohmae–who inThe Borderless World, published in 1990, predicted the rise and success of globalization, coining the very word–synthesizes today's emerging trends into the first coherent view of tomorrow's global economy–and its implications for politics, business, and personal success.

Ohmae explores the dynamics of the new "region state," tomorrow's most potent economic institution, and demonstrates how China is rapidly becoming the exemplar of this new economic paradigm.The Next Global Stageoffers a practical blueprint for businesses, governments, and individuals who intend to thrive in this new environment. Ohmae concludes with a detailed look at strategy in an era where it's tougher to define competitors, companies, and customers than ever before.

As important as Huntington'sThe Clash of Civilizations, as fascinating as Friedman'sThe Lexus and the Olive Tree, this book doesn't just explain what's already happened: It offers a roadmap for action in the world that's beginning to emerge.

  • New economics for a borderless world
    Why Keynes' and Milton Friedman's economics arehistory–and what might replace them

  • Leveraging today's most powerful platforms for growth
    From Windows to English to your global brand

  • Technology: driving business death–and rebirth
    Anticipating technological obsolescence–and jumping ahead of it

  • Government in the post-national era
    What government can do when nation-states don't matter

  • Leadership and strategy on the global stage
    Honing your global vision and global leadership skills

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A New World View A new world view is taking shape. Rising from the ashes of nation-based economies, economic growth springs from regional-based states. Yesterday’s economic theories are no longer ... Read full review

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This book was ok. The ideas are not terribly original. As someone on Amazon pointed out, just a different take on the same ideas as Friedman's "World is Flat". After about quarter ways through the ... Read full review

Contents

Opening Night
27
The End of Economics
45
Stage Directions
79
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Kenichi Ohmae, one of world's leading business and corporate strategists, has written over 100 books, including The Mind of the Strategist, The Borderless World, The End of the Nation State, and The Invisible Continent. After earning a doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT and working as a senior design engineer for Hitachi, he joined McKinsey & Company, rising to senior partner where he led the firm's Japan and Asia Pacific operations. Ohmae currently manages a number of companies that he founded, including Business Breakthrough (a distance learning platform for management education), EveryD.com (a click-and-mortar grocery delivery platform), and Dalian Neusoft Information Services (a BPO platform for data entry in double-bite languages). He is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Korea University and Professor Emeritus at Ewha Women's University in Korea, Trustee and Adjunct Professor of Bond University in Australia, as well as Dean of Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Management of BBT University in Japan. In September 2002, he was named the advisor of Liaoning Province and Tianjin City in China.

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