May 7, 2005

News & Opinion: Blue Ocean Strategy at MCN

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, authors of Blue Ocean Strategy, were interviewed recently by Management Consulting News.

Here is the question we ask authors all the time:

MCNews: With more than 6,000 books on business strategy in the market, do you have a blue ocean strategy for your book?

Kim: Unlike other books on strategy, this book is the result of more than a decade of research and practice. Many strategy books conceptualize without providing a framework for what and how to do things. In our book, we generate action steps based on our experience of putting theory into practice.

We are saying that we found a pattern in the way innovation creates new markets. It’s not random, so we can structure it. The book presents the pattern for doing so. That message is actually counterintuitive.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.