Kenichi Ohmae is a business and corporate strategist who developed the 3C's Model.
For twenty-three years, Dr. Ohmae was a senior partner in McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm. As a co-founder of its strategic management practice, he served companies in a wide spectrum of industries, including industrial and consumer electronics, finance, telecommunications, food and chemicals.
Born in 1943 in Kitaky?sh?, he earned a BS from Waseda University, an MS from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and subsequently worked as a senior design engineer for Hitachi. He then joined McKinsey & Company, becoming a senior partner, developing and running the company's Japan operations for a number of years.
In 1995, he ran for Governor of Tokyo, but lost to Yukio Aoshima.
In 2011, he became a Project director for Team H2O Project.
In 2012, he became a Main member of The "Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee" for the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Ohmae has written a number of books, including "The Mind of the Strategist", The End of the Nation State and The Borderless World.
If patriotism is, as Dr. Johnson used to remark, the last refuge of the scoundrel, wrapping outdated industry in the mantle of national interest is the last refuge of the economically dispossessed. In economic terms, pleading national interest is the declining cottage industry of those who have been bypassed by the global economy.