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


Business Architect Systems Thinkins Balanced Business System Sustainable Growth Strategies Managerial Leadership Building a Winning Organization Enterprise-wide Business Process Management Innovation System Cross-functional Excellence 10 Steps To Employee Empowerment Ten3 Business e-Coach (full version) Vadim Kotelnikov Master of Business Synergies (MBS) Business Architect

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7 Routes To High Profits


8 Best Practices of Successful Companies


The Tree of Business Success


6Ws of Corporate Growth


3 Strategies of Market Leaders


Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas


Continuous Improvement Firm





The Tasks of a Business Architect

The Tao of a Winning Organization

  • Yin: Adapting to rapidly changing external circumstances

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

Cross-functional Expertise of a Business Architect

Systemic Innovation

7 Interwoven Areas

  Business BLISS


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

Main Subjects for Suggestions in Japanese Companies

  • Improvement in the working environment... More

Cross-functional Excellence

Business Architect

CEO / Entrepreneur    Innovation Leader    IT Leader

Venture Planning

11 Keys To a Good First Venture

Selecting the Right Business Model for Your Startup Venture

Rules for Business Success

Healthy Company

Business Enablers >> People    Knowledge    Coherence

Transforming Your Business from Mediocre To Great: 7 Principles

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

3Ss of Winning in Business

30 Lessons from Konosuke Matsushita

Business Innovation

Working ON Your Business

Extended Enterprise

Business Model

New Business Models >> Top 10 Forces

Outside-In Company >> Outside-In Thinking

Sustainable Growth Strategies

Venture Strategies >> Blue Ocean Strategy

Winning Organization

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Winning Corporate Culture

Team Culture >> 10 Action Roles

Fast-paced Flexible Culture

Continuous Improvement Culture

Shared Values

Organizational Fitness Profile (OFP)    7-S Model

Flat Organizational Structure

Teamwork    Cross-functional Teams

Corporate Leader

Cross-functional Excellence

System Approach to Management

Master of Business Synergies (MBS)

Synergy    Synergize Diversities    Synergistic Partnerships

Synergistic Innovation    Synergistic Marketing and Selling

Systemic Innovation

29 Obstacles To Innovation

Managing Innovation by Cross-functional Teams

Leveraging the Power of Diversity

Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM)

Cross-functional Management (CFM)

TQM areas

Holistic Thinking

Systems Thinking    Systemic Thinking    Lateral Thinking

System Analysis

Change Management

Organizational Transformation

How To Overcome Resistance to Change

Learning SWOT Questions

Lessons from Winners

Jack Welch: Transforming GE To an Extraordinary Organization

Jack Welch Fires an Ineffective Business Architect

Konosuke Matsushita, Founder of Panasonic

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.

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10 Rules for Building a High-growth Business

Customer Success 360

Surprise To Win: 3 Strategies

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.

2 Basic Business Growth Strategies

Cross-Functional Expertise

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... More

Amazing Thinker 360

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



Master of Business Synergies (MBS)

Being good in separated functions is not enough anymore. If you want to be a market leader, you must be able to build innovative synergies. You must synergize diversities, innovations, business processes, functions, radical and incremental improvements, value chain, marketing and selling methods... More

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

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Corporate Capabilities (Wood):

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

Innovation-friendly Organization

Yin and Yang Yin-Yang of Business Success

Yin-Yang 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

IT Architect

IT architects are in growing demand. 

Modern ICT-powered Value Chain

IT Leader: New Roles of a CIO

IT architects 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... 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




  1. "Smart Business," Jim Botkin

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

  3. "Extreme Management", Mark Stevens

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