Blue Ocean Strategy is all about challenging conventional wisdom – questioning taken-for-granted assumptions, and overstepping industry boundaries. It’s a frame of mind of continuously questioning and searching for a different angle and fresh perspective. You can draw inspiration from everyday life, and train your mind by having a discerning view of the world around you. Consider the following bit of comic insight as example of challenging conventional wisdom.
The increasing demand for free-range animal meat is admirable. It shows that people are concerned and compassionate about the amount of exercise animals get prior to being eaten. But is it enough to simply know that a cow or chicken is free-range or not? This label only indicates whether an animal had access to exercise, but doesn’t show to what extent it took advantage of it. So shouldn’t the general temperament of the animal (i.e. lazy, lackluster, frisky or hyper) also be indicated on each package of free-range meat, so as to allow consumers to get the full picture?
[Image via Cobham Farmers Market.]