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In 2013, selected as one of the three best management books in Japan by the readers of Diamond Harvard Business Review



In 2013, selected as one of the 15 Best Business Books of the last decade in Russia

In 2013, Blue Ocean Strategy received the GoodBooks Award in the Management category by the Vietnamese Institute for Research on Education Development (IRED).

The annual award recognizes and honors authors whose works have contributed to expanding and enhancing knowledge available to the world in Vietnamese


In 2011, won the Thinkers50 2011 Strategy Award for Best Business Book of the decade

In 2011, selected for the Fast Company Leadership Hall of Fame

In 2011, selected as the bestselling book of the decade by 800-CEO-READ (2000-2010)

In 2010, selected as one of the 10 Best Management books of the last decade in Belgium

In 2010, Blue Ocean Strategy was selected by the Polish group Think Tank as one of the Top 20 books that have shaped Polish Leaders

In 2009, Blue Ocean Strategy has been selected by the China Daily (中国商报) and the China Research Institute (中国科研所) as one of the 40 most influential books in the History of the People's Republic of China (1949-2009) along with Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” under the category of “Economics and Finance.”

In 2009, Blue Ocean Strategy won the Prix DCF (Prix des Dirigeants Commerciaux de France 2009) in the category of Stratégie d’entreprise, DCF is an association of French entrepreneurs with approximately 6000 members nationwide. Every year a committee of lectors pre-selects 6 outstanding books among 200 publications with Blue Ocean Strategy receiving the overall award in 2009 in the field of Strategy.

In 2007, selected as one of the thirty most influential books in the last 25 years in Taïwan.

Best Book of 2005

Top Ten Best Business Books of 2005

#1 Strategy Book of 2005

Best Business Book 2005