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Experimentation The Jazz of Innovation Innovation System Loose-Tight Leadership Innovation Metrics Incentive Motivation Improvisation-driven Radical Project Management Innovation Leader Fast Idea Evaluation Techniques Synergizing Diversities Strategic Intent Innovation Strategies Master of Business Synergies (MBS): Synergistic Innovation Innovation-friendly Organization Cross-functional Innovation Teams Innovation Process Yin and Yang of the Jazz of Innovation Cross-functional Expertise Creative Chaos Environment Fun Factor Entrepreneurial Creativity Culture of Creative Dissatisfaction Cross-pollination of Ideas Creative Problem Solving Freedom To Fail Creative Marketing How To Stimulate Radical Idea Generation Vadim Kotelnikov Guiding Structure Guiding Principles Innovation Strategies: Roadmaps The Jazz of Innovation Project Management - Improvisation within a Guiding Structure


The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Guiding Principles


Brainstorming: 10 Rules


How To Stimulate Radical Idea Generation

Techniques for Fast Evaluation of Ideas

New Product Development by Cross-functional Teams

Recommendations to Top Executives4

  • Monitor closely. A too hands-off approach to a team is not effective. Close monitoring of the team stresses the corporate importance of the project and motivates team members... More


Preparing Minds Through Business and Strategic Planning

Structure-building documents such as business plans and strategic plans are intended to provide an innovator with a frame of reference and strategic alignment.

Business Planning. "No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy," said Field Marshall Helmuth Carl Bernard von Moltke. Similarly, no business evolves according to its business plan. Business planning provides clarity of the business, helps you structure your thoughts, and provides a basis for  strategic thinking however. It is important that everyone involved in your effort has a clear understanding of your objectives. Anticipating the next stage of business growth, and planning for it, can help to minimize the surprises your business will face. "Surprises can be great for birthdays, but potentially fatal for businesses."  Surprise To Win

Strategic Planning. "Long range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions," advised Peter Drucker. Strategy should be dynamic and change constantly in order to contend with external turbulences. Strategic-planning process cannot guarantee brilliant flashes of creative insight, but it can increase the odds that they occur and are pursued. A successful strategy process helps your company to react quicker to emerging opportunities and make faster decisions than your competitors do. It ensures that your corporate leaders have a strong grasp of the strategic context they operate in before the unpredictable but inevitable twists and turns of your business push them to make critical decisions in real time.



New Product Development Strategies. If you develop new products, especially new-to-the-world products, any forecasts will be wrong as new technologies and products unfold in ways that nobody can imagine. For new product and technologies, business strategies emerge during experimentations as a probe-and-learn process. It's really a "Ready Fire Aim", not a "Ready Aim Fire" process. It's a jazz improvisation: the drive to capitalize on entrepreneurial opportunity need to be combined with sound strategic thinking.

Business e-Coach Simulation Game "Innovation Football"

Innovation Football (Innoball) is a breakthrough simulation game that helps innovators achieve great success in the real world.

Innoball helps you:

Business e-Coach Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools

Kore 10 metaphoric tools are relevant and rich metaphors for the kind of things we work on when we need to invent new things, anticipate opponents' moves, design an innovative strategy, and to find a creative solutions to complex problem.

Having created the set of Kore 10 Metaphoric Tools, I fine-tuned it on both our own innovative projects and in collaboration with my trainees, clients and partners. Every application of the Kore 10 Metaphoric Tools produced truly insightful, inspiring and empowering results... More