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Sustainable Competitive Advantage


Sources of

Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Vadim Kotelnikov

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Primary Sources
of Sustainable Competitive Advantage

① Passionate, inspired, strategically aligned, engaged, and empowered People

② Durable corporate venture strategies and an outstanding innovation system that facilitates simulation-driven strategy implementation

Synergistic business design, relentless growth system, and continuous improvement culture


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Head of Growth

Innovation Strategies

Radical Innovation

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How to achieve Business Growth 10+ people power examples drivers catalysts  


People are the main source source of sustainable competitive advantage and rapid business growth 10+.

Such legendary market leaders as Innompics, Panasonic, GE, Walmart, Alibaba, BP, and Dell focus on harnessing their people to achieve and sustain competitive advantage.





Sustainable Competitive Advantage is the prolonged benefit of implementing some unique value creating strategy based on unique combination of internal organizational resources and capabilities, value-creating products, technologies, processes, and services that cannot be matched by competitors.


Market Leader

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Surprise to Win




Sustainable competitive advantage is a product of synergistic combination of corporate capabilities.




Distinctive Capabilities

Distinctive capabilities help you stand out from the competition and are the basis of your competitive advantage. As a source of competitive advantage, a capability should be neither too simple that it is highly imitable, nor too complex that it defies internal steering and management.






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Steve Jobs advice quotes

INNOVATION distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs



Goggle Larry Page business advice quotes

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.

Larry Page



Mark Zuckerberg business advice quotes Facebook

Move fast and break things.

Mark Zuckerberg



Jack Welch advice business quotes

Harness your people for competitive advantage. Behave like a small company ‒ they have huge competitive advantages.

Jack Welch



Jeff Bezos story lessons quotes

It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.

Jeff Bezos






According to the new resource-based view of the company, sustainable competitive advantage is achieved by continuously developing existing and creating new resources and capabilities in response to rapidly changing market conditions. Among these resources and capabilities, in the new economy, knowledge represents the most important value-creating asset.

Tacit knowledge and intellectual cross-pollination as distinctive capabilities contribute most to sustainable competitive advantage of a company.



Value for Business

Tacit Knowledge

Knowledge Management

Intellectual Teamwork


Benefit from Your Competitors




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USA vs. Japan

Why China's Economy Grows Faster

Chinese Language as a Competitive Advantage





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Creating Competitive Disruption: 7 Strategies

Develop the ability to Surprise Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Develop ability to move quickly.

GE Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES)

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Cross-Functional Excellence

Although innovation is driven by technology, required competence extends beyond technical know-how. In the new knowledge economy and knowledge-based enterprises, systemic innovative solutions arise from complex interactions between many individuals, organizations and environmental factors.

The boundaries between products and services fade rapidly too. If you wish to be a Market Leader Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book today, you must be able to integrate in a balanced way different types of know-how that would transform stand-alone technologies, products and services into a seamless, value-rich solution... More

Radical Innovation

Long-term corporate success Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book depends on the ability to innovate Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book continuously, sometimes radically.


Although corporate investment in improvements Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book to existing products and processes does bring growth, it is new game changing breakthroughs that will launch company into new markets, enable rapid growth, and create high return on investment... More

Systemic and Synergistic Innovation

Innovation used to be a linear trajectory from new knowledge to new product. Now innovation is neither singular nor linear, but systemic Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book. It arises from complex interactions between many individuals, organizations and environmental factors. Firms which are successful in realizing the full returns from their technologies and innovations are able to match their technological developments with complementary expertise in other areas of their business, such as manufacturing, distribution, human resources, marketing Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, and loving customer relationships... More 

Corporate Culture as a Fundamental Competitive Advantage

Build a High-Performing CULTURE.

The strength of your corporate culture is one of the most fundamental competitive advantages. If you can build and preserve a customer-focused culture of creative dissatisfaction, questioning and innovation, a culture of teamwork and  commitment, one where employees passionately pursue your organization's cause and mission, you will be better positioned for success... More

Leverage Opposite Forces

You can find a strategic competitive advantage in an organizational and cultural context by seeking to leverage, rather than diminish, opposite forces. An important principle of the Business Success Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book  is that integrating opposites unleashes power. To be successful in today's complex, rapidly changing and highly competitive world, you must embrace and manage critical opposites... More

Synergy Innovation

If you want to create lasting success, be a Master of Business Synergies Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book ‒ look for and build innovative synergies.


Leadership Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book is the necessary condition for long-term competitiveness. In particular in the knowledge economy. Harnessing your abilities to lead through the power of intellect Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, will, persistence, and vision creates synergies that propel successful companies in the quest for, and achievement of, competitive advantage... More 




Peter Drucker advice

Smart businesses strip away everything that gets in their knowledge workers' way to attract the best performers and thus secure the single biggest factor for competitive advantage.

Peter Drucker


Sun Tzu: The Art of War

You must move as quickly as the wind.


Sun Tzu

The Art of War



 "True progress in any field is a relay race and not a single event." ~ Cavett Roberts