Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant


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The global phenomenon that has sold 3.6 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 44 languages and is a bestseller across five continents―now up to date and expanded with new content

In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries world wide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as some of the iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy, now up to date with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition ends up 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 inappropriate 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 last 10 years

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

To learn more about the power of blue ocean strategy, visit There you’ll find the entire resources you wish to have―from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools that can assist you make your blue ocean journey a success.

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