Sustainable Growth:

Business Model

Business Architect

Creating a Winning Organization and Business Model





"It takes a business architect to take an innovative business idea into a successful venture and achieve lasting business success."

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10 Rules for Building a Great Business

  • Create a winning organization.  Cultivate leaders. Create hot teams, inspire, energize, and empower employees. Create an adaptive organization. Build an inspiring culture. Search for synergies. Leverage diversity... More

The Tao of a Winning Organization

  • Yin: Adapting to rapidly changing external circumstances

  • Yang: Influencing and changing the external environment... More

5 Strategic Questions

You Should Ask to Understand Where Your Business Is Going

By: Jack Welch

  • In the last three years, what have your competitors done?... More

The Tasks of a Business Architect

Cross-functional Expertise of a Business Architect

Building Your Cross-functional Excellence Vadim Kotelnikov Leader of Business Synergies (S-LEader) Leadership People Skills Entrepreneur Business Models Management Business System Sustainable Growth Enterprise Strategies Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM) Innovation Management Marketing & Selling Competitive Strategies Systemic Innovation Corporate Leader Synergies Cross-functional Excellence / Cross-functional Expertise


SMART Business Architect (Ten3 Mini-course)

Systemic Innovation

7 Interwoven Areas

  1. Business Innovation

  2. Organizational Innovation

  3. Strategy Innovation... More

Developing The Fast-Paced Flexible Culture

By: Michael Dell

 Inspiring Culture


Transforming Your Business from Mediocre to Great

7 Principles

Creating Competitive Disruption

7 Strategies

Transform Your Business into an Innovative and Creative Culture

Main Subjects for Suggestions in Japanese Companies

  • Improvement in the working environment... More

29 Obstacles To Innovation

Why Business Architect?

In today's complex new economy driven by knowledge and systemic innovation, business architects are in growing demand. 

To build a winning synergistically integrated organization, companies need  cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of business development expertise together, create synergies, and then lead people who will put their plans into action.

 6Ws of Corporate Growth

Business Architect Defined

Business architect is a person that initiates new business ventures or leads business innovation, designs a winning business model, and builds a sustainable balanced business system for a lasting success.

Business architects can be found in a multitude of business settings: corporate change leaders, initiators of joint ventures, managers of radical innovation projects, in-company ventures, spin-outs, or new start-up ventures.

Although the settings in which business architects act are different, they all design and run a new venture to achieve its sustainable growth.

Cross-Functional Excellence

If you build broad cross-functional expertise, no idea will be wasted! Your mind can accept only those ideas that have a frame of reference with your existing knowledge. It rejects everything else. If your knowledge is functionally focused, you'll be open to new ideas related to your functional expertise only and will miss all other learning and innovation opportunities. If you develop a broad cross-functional expertise, no new idea will be wasted. It will immediately connect with the existing knowledge and will inspire  you, energize you, and encourage your entrepreneurial creativity. The broader your net, the more fish you catch.

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Leadership (Fire):

 9 Signs of a Losing Organization

 Innovation-friendly Organization

Balance Your Business System

The primary goal of any business is to increase stakeholder value. It is achieved through a dynamic balancing of competing values.

 Balanced Business System

In order for a business to maximize economic value, it must balance customer satisfaction and competitive market forces with internal cost and growth consideration... More

Yin and Yang The Tao of Business Success

The Tao of Business Success helps you achieve much more with much less effort. It gives you advice that imparts perspective and balance.  It applies equally well to the managing of a large corporation or the running of a small business... More


Sustainable Business Models

Sustainable business success is based not on great ideas, guts, or instinct alone – but on your ability to create an master your business model. In the new era of unrelenting change and competition, your face a daunting challenge: how to sustain the business model of your firm. "The fact is, no matter how bulletproof your firm's current business model, it will be challenged by new business models."4 The new reality is that business models have shorter shelf life. You must constantly attempt to discover new business models if you hope to survive and grow... More

Selecting the Right Business Model for Your Startup Venture

Venture Planning is development of a means of comparing various business models, usually through financial modeling to answer the following questions... More

Building Your Sustainable 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 that cannot be replicated by competitors... More

 3 Strategies of Market Leaders

SWOT Analysis: Questions To Answer

  • What is your strongest business asset?

  • What do you offer that makes you stand out from the rest?

  • Do you have any specific marketing expertise?... More

Integrated Approach To the Management Process

The integrated business systems approach to business development and the management process is what distinguishes modern cross-functionally excellent business architects from functional managers. As a business architect and an extremely effective leader, you must have a broad view to be able to link together – synergistically! – the key components of corporate success – from functional planning to cross-functional cooperation, from supply chain management to customer value creation, from the art of continuous learning to the practice of effective communication and influencing people – and bundle them in an intellectual, innovative and pragmatic package that can be used to achieve sustainable competitive advantage and business growth, both top-line and bottom-line. To fulfil these responsibilities, a Business Architect typically should have broad cross-functional expertise.

Systems Thinking and Modern Management

The goal of systems thinking is to manage the rapidly growing complexity of the worlds of business and technology. The task of a business architect and a process manager is to create systems, within a sensibly structured business, that empowers employees and enables people to achieve higher productivity and greater competitive advantage.

Systems thinking characterizes many of the world's leading executives. It is a formal discipline of management science that deals with the whole business system and in terms of the interconnections and interactions of its parts.

"Many managers fail to see the forest for the trees. This is not an either/or problem. The trick is to see both the forest and the trees. Systems thinking is a methodology for doing both simultaneously. It's more than a methodology, it's like learning a new language and takes nearly as long as learning a foreign language to achieve maturity."1

The Rise of the IT Architect

IT architects are in growing demand.  They are cross-functionally excellent people who can "tie several silos of expertise together," relate to business problems as well as technology, and then sell their ideas upward and downward in the corporate hierarchy. "Enterprise architects aren't just technology experts; they are leaders with broad IT knowledge, the savvy to apply it to business problems and the communication skills necessary to coordinate the people who will put their plans into action," says Bill Liguori, senior vice president and co-founder of the placement firm Leadership Capital Group. 2... More

Corporate Culture

In six words, corporate culture is "How we do things around here."

Corporate culture is the collective behavior of people using common Corporate vision, goals, shared values, beliefs, habits, working language, systems, and symbols. It is interwoven with processes, technologies, learning and significant events. In addition, different individuals bring to the workplace their own uniqueness, knowledge, and ethnic culture. So corporate culture encompasses moral, social, and behavioral norms of your organization based on the values, beliefs, attitudes, and priorities of its members... More


Building a Team Culture: 10 Action Areas

It is becoming increasingly important that teams function productively with a minimum of supervision. Team culture ensures that individual members both demonstrate their best talents and function synergistically as a unit to achieve common goals... More

Kaizen Culture

Kaizen, or continuous improvement, is an integral part of corporate culture. It requires continuous both conscious and sub-conscious thinking about improvements from everyone. Nurturing and effectively integrating Kaizen into corporate culture is not easy. It requires a sustained effort. But, as Toyota has demonstrated, it offers a more sustainable competitive advantage... More

Leading Systemic Innovation

There are many parts of the whole field of innovation: strategy innovation, new product development, creative approaches to problem solving, idea management, suggestion systems, etc. Though all of these components are important, in the new era of systemic innovation, you must design your firm's innovation process holistically. Innovation is not divisible – ‘good in parts’ is no good at all. Innovation systems are only as strong as their weakest links... More




SMART Business Architect (Ten3 Mini-course)


Systemic Innovation

Jazz of Innovation

Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM)

Deciding If Your Innovation Portfolio Has Enough Stretch

11 Keys To a Good First Venture



  1. "Smart Business," Jim Botkin

  2. "The Rise of the IT Architect," Ryan DeBeasi, Network World

  3. "Extreme Management", Mark Stevens

  4. "New Business Models,: Vadim Kotelnikov

  5. "Sustainable Competitive Advantage," Vadim Kotelnikov

  6. "Strategies of Market Leaders," Vadim Kotelnikov

  7. 8 Best Practices of Successful Companies

  8. Creating a Culture for Innovation, Soren Kaplan

Business Leader 360

Jack Welch Fires an Ineffective Business Architect

Leadership Attributes

12 leadership Roles

Leadership-Management Synergy

Tao of Change Management

Managerial Communication

Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs

Strategies for Building a Growth Culture

9 Basic Sources of Business Growth

Business Growth Strategies: Select the Right Focus

Healthy Company: 5 Components

The Role of CIO in Business Innovation

Customer Success 360

Tao of Customer Value Creation

Outside-In Thinking



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