Can you think of a business that doesnt want to innovate and grow? The success and/or failure of an organization depend entirely upon the strategy formulation and the ability to execute that strategy. How do you decide upon a strategy?
Dr. Zunaira Munir (Founder and Managing Director of Strategize Blue) is a business strategist who focuses on innovative business growth strategies to help companies break out of competition and achieve profitable growth. With a client list that reads like a Who’s Who in Business, Dr. Munir addresses companies eager to grow and willing to innovate from organizations, large and small. Recent clients include Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola, T-Mobile, Center for Non-Profit Management, Ohio State University Medical Center, Technologico de Monterrey, American Advertising Federation, Banco Colombia, RJ Reynolds and California Chamber of Commerce to name a few.
Dr. Munirs specialized topic is Blue Ocean Strategy, a systematic approach to innovate and achieve profitable growth. It originates from the best selling book Blue Ocean Strategy (authored by Professors Kim and Mauborgne of INSEAD in 2005) that is known to have revolutionized business strategy worldwide.
Blue Ocean Strategy stresses businesses to make their competition irrelevant instead of continuously striving to beat it. As a senior member of the Global Blue Ocean Strategy Network, she works directly with Kim Chan and Renee Mauborgne.
Blue Ocean Strategy suggests that the traditional strategies are not sufficient to achieve or sustain profitable growth in the present day markets marked by cut-throat competition. Instead of striving to do better than the competitors for grabbing a bigger share of the market, it focuses on value innovating for creating uncontested market spaces where competition becomes irrelevant. It is about creating new wealth in the market instead of fighting over and distributing existing wealth in the market.
Additionally, whereas all other traditional approaches consider innovation to be a trial-and-error process that depends on an entrepreneurs creativity and risk-taking, Blue Ocean Strategy comes with a complete set of tools, frameworks and methodologies that make the innovation process systematic and replicable that anybody can learn and apply to achieve profitable growth. Challenging the traditional assumption that opportunities and risks always come together, Dr. Munir focuses on minimizing risks while maximizing opportunities to achieve business success.
The system is quite generalizable and scalable and has been applied for formulating national strategies; for achieving corporate success; for generating growth in small businesses as well as for an individuals success in career.
With a PhD in Innovation Management from Wuhan University of Technology in China and dynamic training and presenting experience in Asia, Europe, South America, as well as the U.S Dr. Munir continue to help companies develop concrete ideas and practical steps to create new market space
Brendan Murphy is the Marketing Manager for Strategize Blue http://www.strategizeblue.com, a Blue Ocean Strategy Training and Consulting company based in San Diego. He works under Dr. Zunaira Munir, the internationally exclaimed expert and keynote speaker on Blue Ocean Strategy.