Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

by W. Chan Kim, Renée A. Mauborgne

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  • 9781625274496
  • 9781625274502

The global phenomenon that has sold over 4 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 46 languages and is a bestseller across five continents—now updated and expanded with new content

In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy, now updated with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans”—untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

Blue Ocean Strategy presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes:

  • A new preface by the authors: Help! My Ocean Is Turning Red
  • Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time
  • Two new chapters and an expanded third one — Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps — that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years

A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space—and making the competition irrelevant.

To learn more about the power of blue ocean strategy, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you’ll find all the resources you need—from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success.


  • Harvard Business Review Press; January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781625274502
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition
  • Author: W. Chan Kim; Renée A. Mauborgne
  • Imprint: Harvard Business Review Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781625274496
  • 9781625274502

In The Press

"one of the bestselling business books of the century" -- Financial Times

"Blue Ocean Strategy is the most successful book on business master-planning" -- The Economist

"A great read for any leader looking to get a real edge in business and establish a real competitive advantage in the market." -- Qantas The Australian Way

Praise for Blue Ocean Strategy:

  • A bestseller across 5 continents
  • More than 4 million copies sold worldwide
  • Translated into 46 languages
  • A Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fast Company bestseller
  • Thinkers50 Strategy Award for Best Business Book of the decade
  • The Fast Company Leadership Hall of Fame
  • Winner of the Carl S. Sloane Award for Excellence in Management Consulting


About The Author

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 the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT and the international bestseller BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY, which is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written. Blue Ocean Strategy has sold over 4 million copies, is being published in a record-breaking 46 languages, and is a bestseller across five continents. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne rank in the top 5 management gurus in the world in the Thinkers50 list, a title they have held for ten straight years, and are the recipients of numerous academic and management awards around the world including the Nobels 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. They are Fellows of the World Economic Forum and the founders of the Blue Ocean Global Network. For more on these authors and their new book, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT, see blueoceanstrategy.com.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781625274496
  • 9781625274502