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Vadim Kotelnikov

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Ten3 Business e-Coach

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Innovarsity   Fun4Biz   Innoball

InsBeCo   Success360


Innovation vs Creativity

Innovation vs Science

  • Science is the conversion of money into knowledge.

  • Innovation is the conversion of knowledge into money.

Continuous Innovation Innovation Innovation Systemic Innovation Systems Approach to Management Corporate Leader Innovation System Innovation Process New Product Development Customer Service Marketing and Selling Process Innovation Quality Management Lean Production Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM) Knowldege Management Inspiring Corporate Culture Motivating and Communicating Employee Empowerment Strategic Partnerships Ten3 Business e-Coach: why, what, and how Continuous Innovation Ten3 Business e-Coach at 1000ventures.com Innovation

Forms and Sources of Innovation



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  Innovation Management  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

10 Commandments of Innovation (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Why New Products Fail? (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Successful Innovation  (Inspirational Business Plan)

How To Succeed In Innovation  (Humorous Business Plan)

4 Categories of Innovation (by: Peter Drucker)

7 Lessons from Silicon Valley Firms

Innovation Practice Tips   (by: IDEO)

16 Ways To Avoid Licensing of University Technology (by: Terry Collison)

  Entrepreneurial Creativity  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)


How To Get Inspired: 11 Tips

6 Barriers To Creativity

NPD: Shift to New Approaches and Design THinking

6 Powerful Inventive Thinking Techniques

TRIZ 40 Principles

DOs and DON'Ts of a Successful Innovator

  Systemic Innovation  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

7 Dimensions of Strategic Innovation   (by: InnovationPoint)

  The Jazz of Innovation  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

11 Practicing Tips   (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

The Art of Innovation: 9 Truths   (by: Guy Kawasaki)

Trend Spotting Tips   (by: IDEO)

Keeping Eyes Open for Inspiration   (by: IDEO)

10 Brainstorming Rules   (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Stupid Failure vs. Noble Failure  (by: Charles Schwab)

Turning Failures To Opportunities (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

  Business Model  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

New Business Models  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

 Sustainable Growth Strategies (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Balanced Business System (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

3 Strategies of Market Leaders   (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Customer-driven Innovation: 7 Practice Tips (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Business BLISS (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Managing Your Intellectual Property (IP) and Assets

  Innovation-friendly Organization (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

How To Kill Creativity: 10 Easy Steps (by: Clegg et al)

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture for Innovation  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Organizing for Innovation   (by: Derrick Palmer)

How To Break Down Barriers To Communication  (by: Paul Sloane)

Creating a Culture for Innovation   (by: Soren Kaplan)

Creating a Culture for Questioning: 5 Strategies  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Google: 10 Golden Rules  (by: Eric Schmidt and Hal Varian)

Transform Your Business Into an Innovative Culture  (by: Ten3 NZ)

Strategies for Building a Growth Culture  (by: Dave Ulrich et al)

Innovation Management Policies for Large Corporations  (by: Bill Gates)

Encourage Employees To Try New Things  (by: Tom McConnell)

  Smart Corporate Leader  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

12 Rules of Success (Lessons from Steve Jobs)

Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Assess Your Innovation Portfolio  (Lessons from Silicon Valley Firms)

Stretch Your Innovation Portfolio  (Lessons from Silicon Valley Firms)

Smart Business Architect   (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

How To Lead Creative People  (by: Max DePree)

Innovation Defined

Being innovative is being different in a profitable way... More

Innovation: A Paradigm Shift

Innovation is bringing a paradigm shift in the way the business is done in a rapidly globalizing economy.

This new economy is characterized by enhanced frequency of innovations, shortening of product, technology, and economic life cycles, rapid generation and commercialization of new technologies, globalization not only large but also small businesses, enhanced emphasis on business partnerships and strategic alliances, intensive and multi-country research and development programs and difficulty in accessing critical technologies.

Systemic Innovation

Technological Innovation Alone Is Not Enough

Facing a tidal wave of global economic, technological and social change, you are not going to survive in the new rapidly globalizing economy through technological innovation alone. If you are going to withstand relentless global competition, you need to radically change the way of doing business. Innovation is everything that helps your enterprise adapt to rapidly changing business environment.

Renewed Emphasis on Innovation

Shift to the new knowledge-based economy, combined with a dramatic increase in highly capable global competition, demands a renewed emphasis on innovation. Rapid changes in the competitive environment create the new world of competition "a fierce contest set in truly global context, with more capable players, higher stakes, and vastly different rules of engagement from those that we have enjoyed to date."3 This new economy is led by those who innovate create, find and/or combine knowledge into new products, services, and distribution methods faster than their competitors. Innovation is above all spurred by entrepreneurial action, aimed at creating value through the application of knowledge.

Continuous Change and Innovation as a Norm

Companies, like any living organism, must become learning organizations that change and adapt to suit their changing business environment.

Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips

According to Bill Gates, if you don't practice the change management that looks after the future, the future will not look after you. "...The tendency for successful companies to fail to innovate is just that: a tendency. If you're too focused on your current business, it's hard to look ahead..." The constant formation of new units within a corporation is one means of gearing up to change.

To determine the improvements to make in response to the change, you should continuously:

Yin-Yang of Value Innovation

Demand-side Innovation

With product life cycles shortening, make innovation efforts on the demand side. It's how customer interactions are managed, not simply products are offered, which determines success or failure.


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Innovation 101



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10 Commandments of Innovation



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Leading Innovation



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Systemic Innovation

7 Interwoven Areas



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New Product Development



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The Jazz of Innovation



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Managing Radical Innovation



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Lessons from Silicon Valley Firms


SMART INNOVATION (Ten3 Mini-course)



Engine of Economic Growth

The speed and efficiency of the diffusion of innovation through the economy is critical to productivity and economic growth. It can be pictured as a cascade process. Through the forces of competition and imitation, an initial innovation is developed and improved so that the impact on the economy is many times greater than that brought about by the first application of the innovation.2

Leaders in technology development are not necessarily leaders in technology adoption. The most important economic contribution does not necessarily come from the "early adopter" but from the "fast follower" who adopts the innovative design that captures the international market.2 As Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, puts it:" The operative assumption today is that someone, somewhere, has a better idea; and the operative compulsion is to find out who has that better idea, learn it and put into action fast."

In fast-moving sectors it is the new enterprises with growth potential that are often the most innovative, forcing established enterprises to respond to the change by themselves becoming more innovative. Encouraging the emergence of new firms is a strong force for innovation in many sectors.2