Mogic Thinking

A combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots.
We are promoting a new era of company management.
I hope to share some of that process with you in this section.

President Yoichi Yamane
2020.02.13

Who is really in competition with

Capitalism is a competition, company management is also a competition, life may be a competition too.

It's a competition to work hard for something, to compete with someone else, to play to your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses, maybe even to fight yourself.

I'd like to dig a little deeper about competition and write about the state of the strategy.

The skeleton of competition can be extracted as "multiple players under a common set of rules to achieve a goal and decide who is better or worse," with qualification exams being the most obvious example.

The conditions of the exam, including subject matter and date, are communicated fairly to multiple players, and the scores earned on the day's test determine whether they pass or fail.

The rules are also clear and the goals are clear.

However, there are hidden prerequisites here, and tweaking them reveals a different aspect to the competition.

It's time to pre-determine the rules and eliminate or change the presence of someone who is arbitrating after the goal.

In the case of certification exams, this means that you will be on the side that changes the content of the exam and the organization itself that decides whether you pass or fail.

The person who changes the rules themselves in this case may be called a rule changer.

The rule change itself is that the field of competition becomes a field of competition.

Of course, changing the rules is not just a matter of changing the rules, because no one can be a rule changer if no one believes in them.

Just looking at the two competitions roughly, I feel that the way to survive them = strategy is ultimately about timing.

When do you fight within the predetermined rules and when do you fight towards changing the rules?

No matter how great your skills are stacked up, they become meaningless after the rules change, and even a bare-bones skill is better than zero right after the rules change.

Do you sense a structural change in the rules that is about to change and set up the signifier ahead of time, or do you quickly imitate the signifier in anticipation?

As we move forward in our thinking from competition to strategy, we may wonder who we are really competing with.

On a long time horizon, other companies and others are only a small part of what you see.