The Jazz of Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

To jazz up your ability to innovate, turn to jazz – create a clear guiding structure, establish creative chaos environment within this structure to liberate people and trigger accidental discoveries, and encourage improvisation. 

11 Guiding Principles

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Niccolò Paganini quotes

Great music is born from the clash of chaos and order.

Niccolò Paganini





Yin (passive, accepting side)


Honor the structure:

align creative activities with strategic direction, roadmaps, guiding principles, and organizational charts that provide both the structure and the basis for creative insights

master your anticipation and  trend spotting skills to prevent failures and adapt to new trends

adapt your innovations to customer needs; observe and listen to them

define and follow the methods for quick evaluation of innovative ideas

alpha- and beta-test new technologies and products and listen to user feedback; ask learning SWOT questions



Yang (active, aggressive side)


Embrace creative chaos and improvisation:

practice hands-off management

create cross-functional innovation teams

play entrepreneurial simulation games, such as INNOBALL, to boost entrepreneurial creativity, enhance intellectual teamwork and achieve GREATER results

cross-pollinate, experiment

allow the freedom to fail and try again more intelligently

create customers for your radically new technologies and products; try various creative marketing approaches




10 Commandments of Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book



Find the Right Balance Between Structure and Chaos

You need a certain amount of chaos to be creative but not to the point that you feel overwhelmed by its amount. Too much uncertainty discourages people from mobilizing their best effort. Direction, purpose, and the right amount of structure create freedom. People feel liberated by Stretch Goals and guidelines... More

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements    Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book






Business e-Coach  Simulation Game INNOBALL


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

Innoball helps you:

Anticipate moves of diverse 'enemies' of an innovation project and take preventive actions

Develop much stronger business strategies and business model Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Enhance entrepreneurial skills of the innovation team, assess its capabilities, and select the best players.  >>>


The Innovation Football game process is an improvisation.

The innovation team makes strategic moves.

Opponents counterattack.

Innovators try to anticipate opponents' counterattacks
solve problems Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book


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Business e-Coach  KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools


The KoRe 10 metaphoric tools help you solve problems creatively Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book  and come up with innovative entrepreneurial Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book  strategies... More







"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
~ Jawaharlal Nehru