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Kenichi Ohmae

American management consultant, once a partner in McKinsey and Company, now principle of his own firm, author of The Borderless World (1990), The End of the Nation State (1995), and other works


If patriotism is, as Dr. Johnson used to remark, the last refuge of the scoundrel, wrapping outdated industry in the mantle of national interest is the last refuge of the economically dispossessed. In economic terms, pleading national interest is the declining cottage industry of those who have been bypassed by the global economy.

1995