The Next Global Stage: Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World. Kenichi Ohmae. Wharton School Publishing.

The Next Global Stage: Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World Book Cover The Next Global Stage: Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World
Kenichi Ohmae
Wharton School Publishing;
March 27, 2005

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 in The 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 Stage offers 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.

  • New economics for a borderless world – Why Keynes’ and Milton Friedman’s economics are history – 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

Kenichi Ohmae, one of the 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), (a click-and-mortar grocery delivery platform), and Dalian Neusoft Information Services (a BPO platform for data entry in double-byte 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.