About the Book: Blue Ocean Strategy

Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy 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, Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne show that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans” — untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

Embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, Blue Ocean Strategy is a global phenomenon that has sold over 3.6 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 46 languages and is a bestseller across five continents. First published in 2005, it was updated and expanded with fresh content in 2015.

Blue Ocean Strategy presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and capture their own blue oceans.


Blue Ocean Strategy will show you:

  • WHAT is distinctive about blue ocean strategy as a theory
  • HOW is blue ocean strategy different from a classic differentiation
    strategy or a low cost strategy
  • HOW to reconstruct market boundaries
  • WHY you need to focus on the big picture
  • HOW to reach beyond existing demand
  • HOW to overcome organizational hurdles
  • HOW to build execution into strategy

What others are saying about Blue Ocean Strategy:

Rick Hansen

Founder & CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, Paralympian, activist

Rick Hansen is inspired by Blue Ocean Strategy
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Kevin Plank

CEO and Chairman, Under Armour

Kevin Plank talks creating blue oceans in Asia
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Daymond John

Entrepreneur and Investor, ABC show Shark Tank

Blue Ocean Strategy changed Daymond John’s life
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Brian Halligan

CEO and Co-Founder, HubSpot

Brian Halligan on being guided by blue ocean strategy
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Rob Coneybeer

Founder, Shasta Ventures

Rob Coneybeer advises budding entrepreneurs to adopt blue ocean thinking
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Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur, Author

Tim Ferriss recommends
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