Blue Ocean Thinking

Michael Olenick
Blue Ocean Strategy Explained & Applied
Created 06 Jan 2020
  • Newton on Business
    16 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Subscribe now Sir Issac Newton did a lot in his lifetime. There was his work with optics, gravity, inventing calculus, and the whole Newtonian physics thing. I’m a businessperson, teacher, consultant,...
  • Expensive Diapers: It's Time to Realign Our Innovation Values
    20 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Bloomberg reports diaper costs were up 14% year-over-year since last January and show no sign of slowing down. That same story article details a man spending $300 per month keeping the tuchases of his...
  • Is US Healthcare Genuinely Capitalist?
    11 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Subscribe to Blue Ocean Thinking: Subscribe now I haven’t been writing much because I’ve been doing a great deal of research about psychology and, specifically the work of Amos Tversky, Daniel Kahnema...
  • Find the Right Tool
    23 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    Ankarsrum Pétrim The Ankarsrum is, depending upon which review is believed, a really expensive but mediocre mixer or the mother of all mixers and totally worth the price. Unlike the Kitchen Aid and co...
  • Start Up That Startup
    06 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Growth after a forest fire Rachel (her name is changed) is a childhood friend of my sisters. Putting it mildly, the late 20-something likes to party. My wife and I had just finished a major renovation...
  • Origin Stories: Credit Bureaus
    02 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    Lewis Tappan was a self-made twice failed businessman. By day he worked, along with his brother, Arthur, as a silk wholesaler in New York City. But his real passion was the abolition of slavery, a cau...
  • Another Facebook Fail: Toxic Antivaxxers Run Amok
    20 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Googling “antivaxxers on facebook” returns just over two million results, the first being a link to the Facebook page “Anti-Vaxxer.” This very much active page shows Facebook’s non-dedication to stopp...
  • Blue Ocean Labor Relations: Post-COVID
    12 May 2021 • 5 min read
    Food photo created by senivpetro - A May 8 2021 New York Times article explains that restaurants are having a hard time post-COVID finding staff. “… government support and competition ...
  • What Isn't Blue Ocean Strategy? Niche.
    07 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Sometimes the Forbes contributor program is interesting but oftentimes it runs off the rails. The first time I realized the Forbes blog posts weren’t Forbes staffers is when I came across a travel boo...
  • Origin Stories: Vaccines
    22 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    The official way to get a vaccine appointment in France is via a website. After trying for a slot many times, I decided to write a bot to do the checking. Every 60-80 seconds, it’d programmatically ch...
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