Kenichi Ohmae

Founder -- Attacker's Business School -- Japan

Kenichi Ohmae has kept busy since he achieved fame as the head of McKinsey & Co. in Japan in the 1970s and '80s. He has written nearly 100 books, including the respected economic essays The End of the Nation State and The Borderless World. He ran for governor of Tokyo in 1995 but lost. That's when two of his campaign staffers urged him to launch a business school for entrepreneurs. "Before you kick the bucket, what you know about business should be imparted to our generation," Ohmae recalls them telling him.

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