Ten3 Smart Course


       Entrepreneurial Creativity



Come up with innovative ideas and

convert them into value-crating profitable business activities!

75 PowerPoint Slides + 75 half-page Executive Summaries

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SMART e-Course Synergistic, Motivational, Achievement-oriented, Rapid, Technology-powered


 Вy: Vadim Kotelnikov

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Five Chapters

  1. Entrepreneurial Creativity 360

  2. Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

  3. Technology of Achievement

  4. Taking Entrepreneurial Action

  5. Leading the Jazz of Innovation




1. Entrepreneurial Creativity 360

Two Qualities and Skill Requirements

Definition and the Four Intertwined Pillars (see slide)

The Tao of Entrepreneurial Creativity (see slide)

Creating Sustainable Profit Growth: 9 Questions To Answer

Entrepreneurial Creativity: 5 Action Areas (see slide)

Creative Business Leader: Cross-functional Excellence (see slide)

Discovering and Building Synergies

Entrepreneurial Creativity: 5 Steps

Success Story: Coco Chanel (see slide)

Success Story: Innovative Revenue Models Created by Xerox

Success Story: Michael Dell

Success Story: Bunsha and Innovative Japanese Business Model

Success Story: Amazon.com Creating Unique Customer Value

The Tao of Marketing

Success Story: Half.com Creating Buzz Marketing

The Tao of Value Innovation (see slide)

Lessons from Michael Dell: Turn Your Customers Into Teachers

2. Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Creativity: Synergy of Skills, Resources and Motivation (see slide)

Be Different and Make a Difference!

Tips for Adopting a Different Point of View

Lateral Thinking

Thinking Outside-the-Box

Asking Searching Questions

Discovery: the Scientific Model

Accidental Discoveries

Turning Accidental Discoveries Into a Habit (see slide)

Inventing New Products: 6 Thinking Tools

Lessons from IDEO: New Product Design

The Tao of Intellectual Cross-pollination

Creative Problem Solving Techniques (see slide)

Creative Problem Solving: 6-Phase Process (see slide)

Reframing and Turning Problems Into Opportunities (see slide)

Lessons from Jack Welch: See Change as an Opportunity

Discovering Opportunities

Organizing Rapid Opportunity Search

80/20 Principle (see slide)

6 Thinking Hats (see slide)

10 Secrets of Creativity

3. Technology of Achievement

COCA Principle of Achievement (see slide)

Be a Winner

The Tao of Achievement (see slide)

Setting Effective Goals

Achieving Your Goals: 4 Attitudes 4 Steps

NLP Technology of Achievement: Creating Inevitable Success


Failure as a Stepping Stone to Success (see slide)

4. Taking Entrepreneurial Action

Take Action

Entrepreneur: 10 Key Action Roles

Focus on Your Core Competencies

Develop a Business Model (see slide)

Venture Management vs. Lifestyle Management

Fuzzy Front End

The Tao of Experimentation

DOs and DON'Ts of a Successful Innovator

Radical Innovation: a Different Role of Prototyping

Keys To Successful Market Learning

Innovation Process: Flexible vs. Traditional Model (see slide)

Turning Failures Into Opportunities

5. Leading the Jazz of Innovation

The Jazz of Innovation vs. Other Innovation Management Models (see slide)

Key Components (see slide)

11 Practice Tips (see slide)

Creative Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership: 4 Specific Attributes (see slide)

Strategic Intent (see slide)

Establishing Corporate Guiding Principles

Lessons from Jack Welch: Get Good Ideas from Everywhere

Lessons from Michael Dell: Managing by Wondering Around (MBWA)

The Tao of Brainstorming

Techniques to Develop Solutions (see slide)

Perfect Brainstorming: 10 Rules

Facilitating Cross-pollination of Ideas: 7 Practicing Tips

Loose-Tight Leadership

Freedom To Fail

The Fun Factor

The Tao of the Jazz of Innovation

 Sample Ten3 SMART Lessons (Slide + Executive Summary)


Entrepreneurial Creativity Personal Development Achievement Technology Creativity Entrepreneurial Skills People Skills Discovering Opportunities Opportunity Pursuing Fast Company Opportunity-driven Business Development Sustainable Competitive Advantage Competitive Strategies The Art of Competing Change Management Creating Customer Creating Customer Value Winning Customers Retatining Customer Vadim Kotelnikov New Business Models Venture Management Innovation Management Entrepreneurial Organization

A Synergistic Combination of Four Capabilities

Entrepreneurial creativity is a synergistic combination of four capabilities:

  1. Creative, lateral and systems thinking skills

  2. Cross-functional expertise

  3. Internal motivation (fun-driven creativity) and external motivation (creativity under the gun)

  4. Entrepreneurial action and technology of achievement.

Continuous Innovative Activity

"Creativity is a continuous activity for the entrepreneur, always seeing new ways of doing things with little concern for how difficult they might be or whether the resources are available. But the creativity in the entrepreneur is combine with the ability to innovate, to take the idea and make it work in practice. This seeing something through to the end and not being satisfied until all is accomplished is a central motivation for the entrepreneur. Indeed once the project is accomplished the entrepreneur seeks another 'mountain to climb' because for him or her creativity and innovation are habitual, something that he or she just has to keep on doing. ("Entrepreneurs," Bill Bolton and John Thompson, 2000) This is why entrepreneurs disturb markets, 'thrive on chaos', and can challenge large established businesses.
Tips for Forcing Combinations
By Paul Sloane
Take your main product or service and force fit a connection with each item on a list of random products, services or objects.
Look for combinations between your organization and every other organization you come across. How could you collaborate with company XYZ to deliver a radical new offering to clients?
What is the silliest thing you can put with your products or business? Start from there.
Study how your customers use your products or services. What do they use them with? Is there a combination you could create which would make their lives easier?


Entrepreneurial Creativity Entrepreneurial Creativity Self-motivation Creativity Cross-functional Expertise Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial Creativity Taoism Yin and Yang Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Brainstorming Strategic Achievement Listening to Customers Radical Innovation Asking Searching Questions Taking Different Perceptual Positions Thinking Outside the Box Searching for Opportunities Pursuing Opportunities Experimentation Innovation Vadim Kotelnikov The Power of Balance Creativity The Fun Factor

... and much, much more!




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