Next Global Stage Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World

ISBN-10: 013147944X
ISBN-13: 9780131479449
Edition: 2005
Authors: Kenichi Ohmae
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Kenichi Ohmae, one of world's leading business and corporate strategists, has written over 100 books, includingThe Mind of the Strategist,The Borderless World,The End of the Nation State, andThe 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.

Introduction
The Plot
The Stage
The World Tour
The Curtain Rises
The World as a Stage
A Speedy Global Tour
Meanwhile in Ireland
Finland: In from the Cold
What Is the Global Economy?
Borderless
Invisible
Cyber-Connected
Measured in Multiples
Opening Night
The World AG
Leading the Dinosaur
The View From the Hotel: Detroit
Busting the Budget
Gates to the Future
14 AG: China
Putting an "e" in Christmas
The End of Economics
Reinventing Economics
Economic Theories That Once Fitted the Times
New Fundamentals Require New Thinking
Turning the Taps On and Off
Deflation and the GDP Deflator
Interests Rates and Nest Eggs
Can Physics Help?
A Complex World
The Curve Ball
Oscillating Wildly
Paradigm II
The Power of Politics
The Difficulty of Changing Habits
Uncle Sam Goes Global
The New Economic Paradigm
Stage Directions
Playmakers
Finding Your Bearings on the Global Stage
How Nation-States Retard Economic Development
The Nation-State Fetish
Strong States
The Rise of the Region
Defining the Region-State
Indian Summers
Carried Away in China
Not All Regions Are Created Equal
Surprising China
Microregions
Flexibility
Size and Scale Matter, But Not in a Traditional Way
Regions Are Gaining Their Deserved Recognition
Practical Considerations
What a Successful Region Has to Do
Branding Places
The Will to Succeed
Organizing Regions
Other Unions
Free Trade Area or Fortress?
Platforms for Progress
Relentlessly Forward
Developing Technology Platforms
Language as Platform
English Inc
The Platform Profusion
Other Platforms
Out and About
Border Crossings
Technology: The Fairy Godmother
BPO: India as a Launch Pad
Dormant India
More Than a One-Country Wonder
BPO as a Platform
Home Sweet Home
Myths and Half-Truths
The View from India
Reaping the Benefits
BPO in a Borderless World
Breaking the Chains
The Portal Revolution
The Search
Have You Been Googled Recently?
Paying the Bill: The Payment Revolution
On the Rails
Delivery: The Logistics Revolution
The Arrival of the Micro Tag
Cool Chains and Fresh Food
Deliverance
Using Logistics to Solve Bigger Problems
For Dinner
The Script
Reinventing Government
Disappearing Power
Beyond Distribution
Size Matters
Downsizing and Resizing
A Vision for Change
The Japanese Vision
Mapping the Future
Visions Versus Mirages
Government Vision
Getting Noticed
Only Educate
Closing Down Distance
A New Role for Government
China: Governing the Ungovernable
Malaysia's Corridors of Power
Singapore's Appetite for Reinvention
Swedish Rhapsody
The Craic of the Irish
The Futures Market
All Change
The Technological Future
Technological Progress Means Death Is a Fact of Business Life
The Rise of VoIP and Its Impact on Telecoms
Join the March Early
The Personal Future
Embrace Leadership
Value Information and Innovation
Embrace Flexibility
The Corporate Future
The Homeless Corporation
Innovation, Inc
The Adaptive Corporation
Beyond Hierarchy
The Next Stage
The Regional Future
Hainan Island
Petropavlosk-Kamchatsily, Russia
Vancouver and British Columbia
Estonia
The Baltic Corner
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Khabarovsk, Maritime (Primorye) Province and Sakhalin Island, Russia
S�o Paulo, Brazil
Kyushu, Japan
Postscript
Reopening the Mind of the Strategist
Beyond the Daydream
Index

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