Blue Ocean Strategy

  • by W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winning by not competing! This international best seller upends traditional thinking with principles and tools to make the competition irrelevant. In an audiobook that challenges everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed, not by battling their rivals for market share in the bloody "red ocean" of a shrinking profit pool, but by creating "blue oceans" of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves, spanning more than 100 years and 30 industries, they provide a systematic approach that every company can use to render rivals obsolete and unleash new demand:

Reconstruct market boundaries
Focus on the big picture
Reach beyond existing demand
Get the strategic sequence right
Overcome organizational hurdles
Build execution into strategy

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What the Critics Say

"Theirs is not the typical business management book's vague call to action; it is a precise, actionable plan for changing the way companies do business with one resounding piece of advice: swim for open waters." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Great book and narration is fine

This book is very thought provoking and excellent value. After reading the reviews that panned the narrator, I was waiting for the irregularities in narration other reviewers complained about but... sorry I thought it was very good. No pauses in unusual places, not robotic. Actually I thought the narration was seamless!! The other reviews on this are puzzling. A good audiobook in my view.
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- Gerard

Get the actual book

This is a great book, and I don't want my 1 star rating to be considered a reflection on the quality of the content. The problem is that it is not a great audio book. In addition to the original book being very diagram-driven (which never translates well) the reader is, frankly, terrible. His cadence is odd, skipping pauses where they would make sense and addign them seemingly at random. Combined wiht his pronounciation, I ended up double checking to see if it was an actual human being rather than a sophisticated piece of software.

In short: pick up the book. The audiobook will only disappoint.
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- Robert Donoghue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2006
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC