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Blue Ocean Strategy driving Trump wins?

In the US 2016 primaries, GOP’s “splitter” strategy was crafted to make Jeb Bush win the Republican nomination without winning the base. The reality is, not every strategy works — especially when it meets a better one.

You could blame Jeb Bush or his back-up Marco Rubio for poor performance. But look at the front-runner Donald Trump’s three policies: (1) End of political correctness (I strongly support this policy) (2) Large changes to immigration (3) Redoing trade deals so they’re not lopsidedly in favor of the other country. “The more vocally on the wrong side of these three issues a candidate was, the faster they dropped,” observes Sean Malstrom.

The media, the so-called experts, the politicians/establishment, the anti-Trump colluders, the politically-correct, and those who want to appear civil: All have been proved wrong — again and again and again. All conventional forms of analysis was wrong. The reason is, according to Malstrom: “you cannot analyze non-voters. But non-voters are showing up. Trump is somehow bringing them out, some are even coming out to vote against Trump. This is why merely using the ‘likely voters’ model will not work when a Blue Ocean Strategy is running.”

Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS), by the way, is about creating uncontested market space and thus making competition irrelevant. A method called PCD I created a long time ago for a software practice sub-discipline was a blue ocean. It may not fit the BOS definition entirely, but I did use the BOS formula: Eliminate, Reduce, Raise, Create. Sounds like a disconnect? We'll explore this later.

Right now and until November, I look forward to watch and learn from political strategies!

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