Since 1990, when it was first published, The Borderless World has changed the way managers view the world and their businesses, and how they invent, marker, and compete in our new globally interlinked economy. Kenichi Ohmae's groundbreaking bestseller argues persuasively how national borders are less relevant than ever before and identifies key characteristics of top--performing nations and corporations.
In this revised, updated edition, which features a new introduction by the author, Ohmae attributes the American economy of the 1990s to its seamless entry into the borderless world and looks forward toward an uncharted future. He casts a critical, though ultimately hopeful, eye on the financial crisis in Asia and especially in his home country of Japan.
About the Author
Kenichi Ohmae is a Tokyo-based top corporate strategist and adviser to governments around the world. The former director of McKinsey & Company and chairman of its Asia Pacific operations, he is a speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and author of seventy books. He writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Japan Times, and other publications.
"Full of insights into the new reality of interlinked economies and international companies. A compelling case for governments to align themselves with the interests of their people--as customers, consumers, and citizens."-- Senator Bill Bradley (D--NJ)"Ohmae has few peers. . . . [His] latest is actually a lucid, compelling . . . highly enjoyable race through a business world which is itself doing just that--racing along in a mostly enjoyable and certainly compelling manner." -- Robert Heller, "Management Today""A true global corporation, [Ohmae] says, serves the interests of consumers, not governments, and wealth comes from the marketplace, not from natural resources. Like an enthusiastic college professor, Ohmae challenges business's status quo with provocative statements."-- Donna Hawley, "San Francisco Chronicle"