Leading a venture is a war-style journey
because any proactive radical innovation / big change project has many diverse enemies.


Innovation Failures are Teachers Opportunities are Guides

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

Fuzzy Front End    Business Models for a Radical Innovation Project

The Jazz of Innovation      10 Commandments of Innovation



Managing chaotic radical innovation projects is more art than science.

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How To Stimulate Generation of Radical Ideas

Establish the spirit of relentless growth and a culture of creative dissatisfaction in your organization. Create a questioning culture and encourage people to ask "Why?", "What If?" and searching questions continuously.

Establish guiding principles for quick evaluation of a proposed new course of action and develop a receiving capacity for innovation so that creative people have a place to go with their radical ideas... More

Business e-Coach KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools (10 KITT)

KoRe 10 metaphoric innovative thinking tools will help you invent new things, anticipate opponents' moves, design an innovative entrepreneurial strategy, and to find a creative solutions to complex problem.  >>>

Having created 10 KITT, I applied the set to may own innovative projects, especially INNOMPIC GAMES, fine tuned 10 KITT, and then started using it in trainings and clients' projects as well.  Every application of 10 KITT produced truly insightful, inspiring and empowering results... More



Specific Skills of Radical Project Managers

  Business Synergies Approach to Project Management


Loose-Tight Leadership



The Jazz of innovation

The improvisation-driven model is one approach to radical innovation project management. It works well when the unknowns are high and the players are seasoned. This model doesn’t discard structure, just as there is a clear structure to good jazz.

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Rather than having it overlaid from the outside, though, the improvisational approach builds structure from the inside as it is needed. That’s why it requires a critical mass of experienced people to work.  >>>

The improvisational model is limited by three factors:

  1. It’s not effective for very large projects

  2. Passing on the learning from one initiative to another is difficult, because much of the required tacit knowledge is woven tightly into the experience of those participating.

  3. There is very little explicit knowledge available to teach others how to do it because the process is highly tacit.3

Business e-Coach Simulation Game "Innovation Football"

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

Innoball helps you:




Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo Coaching by Example

Innovation Football as improvisation within a guiding structure


The Innovation Brainball game process is an improvisation.
The innovation team makes strategic moves. Opponents counterattack.
Innovators try to anticipate opponents' counterattacks
and solve problems Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book creatively.

Innopreneurial simulation game "Innovation Football"
convert ideas into a profitable business >>>
KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools
provide a structure for ideation and assessment of the team & venture

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1. Radical Innovation, Harvard Business School

2. Strategic Project Management, Tony Grundy and Laura Brown

3. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

4. Transformational Leadership, ChangingMinds.org