Blue ocean strategy is probably a peep into how you can break your competitor’s resistance, without fighting it out. The strategy is to come up with an innovation by saving on the costs and lifting up the buyer’s value. However, the cost savings and low margins may be off- set by large volumes of sales or service.

Well, let us see the difference between the Red Ocean and the Blue Ocean concepts.

Sl.NoRed OceanBlue Ocean
1Compete in existing market placeCreates an uncontested market place
2Tries and beats the competitionMake the competition irrelevant
3Exploit existing demandCreate and capture new demand
4Make value cost-trade offBreaks the value cost- trade off
5Fighting to winWinning without fighting


The blue ocean strategy works on a 4 action frame work.
1. Eliminate
The factors that the industry takes for granted and should be eliminated.

2. Reduce
The factors that should be reduced well below the industry standard ( ex. Cost)

3. Raise
The factors which should be raised well above the industry standard.

4. Create
The factors that should be created that the industry has never offered.

Let us put this action frame to the game of cricket and the evolution of the IPL cricket.

1. Eliminate
The usual pattern of cricket.
No result game and tournaments.
2. Reduce
The investment of time by spectators.
Boredom, the element of patience.
Fatigue for the players and viewers
3. Raise
Pace of the game.
Certainty with respect to results.
Participation from film world.
4. Create
Loyalty to regions and cities.
Centre stage for unsung talents
Entertainment (comparable to movie and magic shows)

The introduction of IPL cricket has pulled more audience and created more interest amongst people leading to greater revenue through cricket.

The IPL is a blue ocean strategy.

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