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KoRe 10 Metaphoric Innovative Thinking Tools

Vadim Kotelnikov

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KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools (10 KITT)

10 KITT help innovators approach creation of entrepreneurial strategies and anticipation of opponents' moves more systematically. The KoRe 10 Tools help also  innovation leaders and radical project managers strengthen and synergize the most important areas of innovation... More



Metaphoric Solutions Provide Inspiring Real-World Insights

The metaphoric tools are fundamental parts of understanding and communication as they extend our thinking into the domain of intuition by invoking an imaginary example of something we are familiar with. It is easy to draw meaningful and inspiring comparisons between your topic of concern and the KoRe 10 metaphoric tools.



Think Strategically

KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools (10 KITT) and INNOBALL entrepreneurial simulation game help build the strategic intelligence to anticipate and respond creatively to potential risks and opportunities.

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KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools (10 KITT) are relevant and rich metaphors for the kind of things we work on in life and business when we need to design innovative entrepreneurial strategies, find creative solutions to a complex problem, invent new things, anticipate opponents' moves and spot trends, master systematic and systems thinking, and build synergies.

Step 1: Metaphoric Solutions
Think about how each tool and each its attribute relates to your project's issue, and you will find yourself with a new perspective and innovative ideas. Use each tool to come out with one or more metaphoric solutions. Smart analogues inspire creative thinking, help you take a new perspective and describe your ideas to others.
Step 2: Practical Solutions
The results of the smart analogy exercise are to inspire many practical ideas. Explore the list of metaphoric solutions you’ve generated and look for goals, strategies and actions that could be accomplished with real-world tools.






Inspiring Environment

Establishing an atmosphere that promotes passionate ideation, knowledge sharing and intellectual teamwork. Build a high love quotient (LQ) team culture that inspires creativity and cross-pollination of ideas. Know specific traits of knowledge workers and reate knowledge communities that eliminate barriers to knowledge sharing.

Provide strategic alignment and strategic motivation. Create an inspiring shared vision and articulate the priorities for ideation and knowledge sharing. Set stretch goals to excite employees and boost their creativity.

Motivate people to generate and share knowledge. Reward thought leaders and all those who contribute most to the corporate intellectual capital (IQ) as well as those facilitate ideation, team creativity, intellectual teamwork and knowledge sharing.




Empowering Tools

Corporate guiding principles help streamline generation and assessment of strategic ideas. Digital tools, such as intranet, make knowledge sharing and suggestions for improvement more effective.

Entrepreneurial simulation games, such as Innoball INNOBALL (Innovation Brainball) enhance intellectual teamwork and help player develop various intrapreneurial thinking skills, such as anticipation of challenges ahead, creative problem solving and turning challenges to opportunities. Fast idea assessment techniques make selection of the most promising ideas easy. Intellectual simulation games make also idea generation, knowledge sharing and intellectual teamwork fun