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Approach the problem with the expectant attitude that there is an innovative practical solution
just waiting to be found. Think positively. Be relaxed, confident and clear in your mind.



Vadim Kotelnikov

Solve a problem and you'll be successful for a day.

Become a Great Problem Solver
and you'll be successful for your lifetime!

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Two Approaches to Solving Problems

It has been said that 98% of personal or an organization's problems can be solved routinely.

However, the remaining 2% of the problems – the problems that have the greatest effect on you or your organization – require creative approaches or innovation to surmount.

Build cross-functional expertise and make outside-the-box thinking a habit to be able to find innovative solutions to old problems. Simple and effective solutions to many problems are often just nearby – waiting for you to spot them.


Problem Solving

6 Steps

5-Why Process



Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

Challenge Assumptions

Break Rules<






Open Mind Is Your Best Tool

To be a great problem solver, you must be open to new data and ideas, respect the needs others, build trust, communicate clearly and honestly, listen actively, ask effective questions, and suspend judgment. If you adopt an open-minded attitude, you will be able to discover entrepreneurial opportunities even during in a pandemic and be persistent and firm in your willingness to succeed


Russian vs. American Approach

How a Weak Can Defeat a Strong

Turn Failures to Opportunities

GE Work-Out

No-Blame Culture




“Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems

~ The Art of War, Sun Tzu




Positive Attitude quotes: If you treat problems as problems, they are problems. If you treat problems as opportunities, they are opportunities. Vadim Kotelnikov  

Your attitude is extremely important.

When you think of problems you'll only attract more problems.

When you think of solutions – you'll attract solutions and opportunities.




Search for Opportunities

See every problem as an opportunity if you wish to be a winner. Ask yourself what new abilities the problem gives you. Ask 'Why? What If?' questions and play INNOBALL simulation game with 'What If?' scenarios. Write down how the problem could be some kind of opportunity.

Problem is an opportunity to grow Most Useful Dictionary Vadim Kotelnikov



Look for Entrepreneurial Opportunities

If your problem is one others share, it's a huge entrepreneurial opportunity. You can solve the problem for everyone. That is how many entrepreneurs get started.


Turn Problems to Opportunities

Treat Problems as Opportunities






Scott Cook was frustrated with the poor quality of software designed to help him prepare balance sheets. He decided to start a software company to fix the problem. His company Intuit Inc. became a multi-billion-dollar success story.





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Problem Solving:
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