is about coming up with
and turning them into value-creating profitable business activities.
Entrepreneurial creativity =
is a person who habitually creates and innovates to build something of
recognized value around perceived opportunities.1
In this definition of the Entrepreneur,
"creates" means starting from scratch and bringing into being something that
was not there before.
Steve Jobs' 12 Rules of
"Better be a pirate than to
join the navy."...
The Power of Your
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
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 can catch...
DOs and DON'Ts of a Successful
Start small – try to do
one specific thing...
Don't undershoot, or you
will simply create an opportunity for competition...
The Art of Innovation: 9
By: Guy Kawasaki
Break down the barriers. The way life should work is that
innovative products are easy to sell. Dream on. Life isn't fair. Indeed,
the more innovative, the more barriers the status quo will erect in your
way. Entrepreneurs should understand this
upfront and not get flustered when market acceptance comes slowly. I've
found that the best way to break barriers is enable people to test drive
your innovation: download your software, take home your hardware,
whatever it takes....
James Allen, the Author of
As a Man Thinketh
ask yourself these four questions:
Why not me?
Why not now?
Ask Searching Questions
Don't ask one or two questions and then rush straight towards a solution.
With an incomplete understanding of the problem it is very easy to jump to
Ask open-ended questions that elicit a wide rage of answers:
Changes – a
Source of Opportunities
is the specific tool of entrepreneurs.
Doing new things, or doing old things in new ways is how entrepreneurs
as an opportunity for a different business or a different service.
see change as the norm and as healthy; they always search for change,
respond to it, and exploit it as an opportunity.
Innovation can be approached
methodically, by a purposeful and organized
search for changes and by identifying the opportunities
that such changes might offer. In your search, focus on opportunities,
not problems, these changes can bring along. Results come from
exploiting opportunities, not solving problems.
Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Specific Attributes
5 Basic Elements
The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips
12 Breakthrough Ideas for the
Source: HER, Executive
summary by Anastasia Bibikova.
The best ideas related to the practice of
management. If you know somebody has used them, don’t try to repeat. Simply
consider them, debate them and let them inspire your own thinking!...
2. Monopoly on Creativity:
What is nowadays’ key economic resource? It was
proved that only creative people can “reach the moon” and make the company
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 combined 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
for the entrepreneur. Indeed once the project is accomplished the
entrepreneur seeks another 'mountain to climb' because for him or her
are habitual, something that he or she just has to keep on doing."1
This is why entrepreneurs disturb markets, 'thrive on
chaos', and can challenge large established businesses.
Estee Lauder: 15 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success
How To Succeed In Innovation
completed and future plans:
"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is
no hope for it."
Inspirational Business Plan:
Milestones Completed and Future Plans:
"There's a way to do it better – find it."
– Thomas Edison...
How To Achieve High Visibility In
Your Target Market: 10 Strategic Tips
Strategic Tip #4: DO commit to
and be an idea generator. Highly visible people are seen as
resources and people who can really help move a business, an
organization and/or ideas forward...
Thinking Outside the Box...
Be a Negative Optimist...
Creative Problem Solving...
Creative Thinking Tests...
10 Steps of Creativity...
10 Steps to Turning Your Ideas /
Inventions into Big Cash Wealth...
Managing Creativity in Your
Discoveries a Habit...
Tips for Forcing
Take a Different View...
Five Steps toward Entrepreneurial Creativity...
The Tao of Entrepreneurial Creativity...
Ford Motor Company...
The Power of Attitude...