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16Apr '13

La Estratega del Océano Azul, en el País (The Blue Ocean Strategist in the Country)

Bohorquez, E.
El Espectador,Colombia

Economic crisis has hit the strongest economies on the planet and in many countries small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been hit the hardest. Colombia is one such example, where a large part of the economy is generated by SMEs and companies find it extremely challenging to remain profitable. Only a change in strategy can save companies from falling, yet challenging times have depleted already scarce resources required for transformation. Blue ocean strategy offers tools that can help reduce costs and differentiate companies in the eyes of customers, and promote sustainable growth.
17Apr '13

Gramble World Launches Mobile Social Game Network for Good

Takahashi, D.
VentureBeat,United States

Inspired by Blue Ocean Strategy, Adam Palmer decided to found Gramble World, a mobile social gaming company for the socially conscious mobile gamer. Gramble integrates charitable donations directly into competitive mobile games. As players purchase various in-game items, a percentage of the proceeds goes to the charities of the players' choice. 
17Apr '13

The Juice-Bar Brawl

Gordinier, J.
The New York Times,United States

With the emergence of health conscious customers, cold pressed juices have become an industry in and of itself. Naturally, the competition has followed, which has crowded the marketplace and resulted in nothing short of juice wars. Danny Meyer, acclaimed New York City Restaurateur, whose credits include New York institutions from the Michelin-starred Eleven Madison to the staggeringly popular Shake Shack, is also founder of Creative Juice, flavorful juices that are not only healthy but also tasty. Meyer attributes some of his success to blue ocean strategic thinking. He explains, "Blue ocean thinking says, 'I don't have to be part of that scrum.' I can swim in fresh water." 
18Apr '13

Panglima Tentera Sifatkan Operasi Daulat Berjaya (CDF Says OPS Daulat is Successful)

New Sabah Times,Malaysia

The cooperation of the Malaysian Armed Forces and the Royal Malaysian Police throughout Ops Daulat, deemed to be the highlight of the security forces’ collaboration under National Blue Ocean Strategy since the strategy’s inception three years ago. Chief of Defense Forces said he had not expected the collaboration to reach such a high level.
19Apr '13

Navegar por Aguas Tranquilas (Smooth Sailing)

El Espectador,Colombia

Economic crisis has hit the strongest economies on the planet and in many countries small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been hit the hardest. Colombia is one such example, where a large part of the economy is generated by SMEs and companies find it extremely challenging to remain profitable. Only a change in strategy can save companies from failing, yet challenging times have depleted already scarce resources required for transformation. Blue ocean strategy offers tools that can help reduce costs and differentiate companies in the eyes of customers, and promote sustainable growth.
19Apr '13

10 КНИГ, КОТОРЫЕ ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО ВДОХНОВЯТ НА СОЗДАНИЕ СВОЕГО БИЗНЕСА (10 Books That Are Sure to…

Rb.ru,Russia

Rb.ru has selected Blue Ocean Strategy as one of the 10 most inspiring books to start your own business. “Blue Ocean Strategy is more than an ordinary book of business. It is a philosophy, a lifestyle, it is a special way – and the story of how to go that way”.
19Apr '13

Ops Daulat Capaian Tahap Tinggi NBOS (Ops Daulat Reached High Level of Cooperation through National…

Berita Harian,Malaysia

The cooperation of the Malaysian Armed Forces and the Royal Malaysian Police throughout Ops Daulat, deemed to be the highlight of the security forces’ collaboration under National Blue Ocean Strategy since the strategy’s inception three years ago. Chief of Defense Forces said he had not expected the collaboration to reach such a high level.
19Apr '13

Fasa Kedua NBOS 3 Dimaju Bantu Ahli ATM (Second Phase of National Blue Ocean Strategy…

Utusan Malaysia,Malaysia

The second phase of National Blue Ocean Strategy 3 will be developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries with the goal to improve the lives of veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces.
21Apr '13

Vinasoy Và Chiến Lược Đại Dương Xanh (Vinasoy and Blue Ocean Strategy)

Báo Diễn Đàn Doanh Nghiệp,Vietnam

Vinasoy, a manufacturer and supplier of soymilk in Vietnam, has achieved tremendous success and distanced itself from competition in only three years. This article attributes its success to the application of blue ocean strategy. The company’s activities seem to focus on one question: “How to create a new market space apart from the competition?” Vinasoy’s strategy has focus, divergence and a compelling tagline - three characteristics that can guide companies, through reconstruction, to breakthrough value both for buyers and for themselves.
22Apr '13

Kenya’s CIC Insurance Ready to Expand in Region

Manek, N.
The Financial Times,United Kingdom

Less than two years since gaining independence, South Sudan is attracting the attention of insurance companies in East Africa. CIC Insurance Group of Kenya is planning to expand its operations in South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Malawi. With underdeveloped insurance structures, South Sudan is considered "a blue ocean with a lot of potential." 
22Apr '13

6 Paths for Leading Your Education Business to Blue Ocean, Part IV

Cobb, J.
Tagoras,United States

Part IV of a series of blog posts on blue ocean strategy introduces the 6 Paths Framework and applies it in the context of the publishing industry. Path 4, Looking Across Complementary Products and Services, is discussed in depth.
22Apr '13

From Crisis to Sustenance: Blue Oceans are Possible in the Era of Rapid Transformation

Wijesiri, L.
Daily Mirror,Sri Lanka

Have you ever wondered whether blue ocean strategy could offer a quick fix to your problems? Have you asked yourself if you can pursue a blue ocean strategy of your own? Read about common misconceptions of blue ocean strategy and how AirAsia was able to successfully create a blue ocean for itself.
22Apr '13

Bank Sohar Honours Clients at Annual Corporate Dinner

Muscat Daily,Oman

CEO of Bank Sohar, Dr Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor, commented on his bank’s strategy: “We ascribe to the blue ocean strategy, whereby we try not to rely too much on the spaces occupied by the other competitive players. We strive to create our own space and operate in it. No business today that seeks to outperform the market can do so by simply following the others”. Bank Sohar is one of the leading banks in Oman.
23Apr '13

Report Cites Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Houma-Thibodaux Economic Links

The Advocate,United States

A recent report by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is in-line with the state’s blue ocean strategy for economic development. The blue ocean strategy for the state of Louisiana stakes out economic development opportunities that have not been exploited by other states. For example, the state focuses on rebuilding coastal marshes, leveraging regional expertise in both heavy construction and engineering.
25Apr '13

iTunes, Dieci Anni Che Hanno Rivoluzionato la Musica (iTunes, Ten Years That Have Revolutionized the…

Dello Iacovo, L.
Il Sole 24 Ore,Italy

On April 28th, Apple’s iTunes celebrated its 10 year anniversary. iTunes Music Store has revolutionized the music industry, opening up unexplored blue oceans free from competition. Since 2003, Apple has reconstructed many industry boundaries, achieving a number of significant milestones.
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