New Business Models:

Opportunity-driven Growth

Pursuing Business Opportunities

Overcoming Resistance to Change, Starting Experimentations and Moving Forward – Fast!

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach – Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!


"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." – Walt Disney

"Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind." ~ Bulgarian Proverb     More Opportunity Quotes

Different Approaches to Organizing Opportunity Projects


Strategy Formulation Strategy Formulation The Power of Balance Searching for Opportunities Pursuing Opportunities Resource-based Business Development


Developing The Fast-Paced Flexible Culture

By: Michael Dell1

  • Facilitate Personal Growth. Cultivate commitment to personal growth. Success isn't static – and your culture shouldn't be either. Pay attention to what your best people are achieving, and build an infrastructure that rewards mastery. The best way to keep the most talented people is to allow their jobs to change with them. Sometimes, reducing their responsibilities will give them the space to tackle new opportunities and to expand – and your business will expand too... More


Act To Create More Opportunities

Consider all opportunities. Make the right choice. Focus on it, and take action. When you follow up on the opportunities you take responsibility and you free yourself to create more positive situations for you. Things start to happen faster when you follow up on opportunities.4

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Pursue opportunities. Managers: Reduce risks.

► Resulting synergy: Strategic achievements... More

10 Commandments of Innovation

Be Entrepreneurial. Look for opportunities everywhere and pursue them – with speed... More

Turning Opportunities To Your Advantage: 5Ws Advice

The Space and Time I-Ching System helps you forecast events through the use of the date, time, and Five Elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Unlike many other methods of forecasting, Space and Time I-Ching System does not simply foretell future events, but also helps you turn opportunities to your advantage by offering sound 5Ws advice... More

SWOT Analysis – a Balanced Perspective

Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats (SWOT) analysis helps you balance idealism and pragmatism, and obtain a balanced perspective of your internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats to develop an effective strategy... More

Timing Is Everything

Timing is everything. You have to know not only how to make a move, but when. “The value of actions lies in their timing,” said Lao Tzu. Customer value derives from timely delivery. Change is unavoidable, but if you can anticipate it and understand business cycles, you can ride with change instead of being run over... More

3Ss of Winning in Business

New Technology Development: Dealing With the Fuzzy Front End

Focus on opportunity, not financial returns. Money isn't everything. Measuring return, risk, and investment solely in terms of dollars is a mistake. Capabilities grow through use, and how fast they grow is critical to your success. Jump into the market before the financial returns meet your requirements.... More

Managing Innovation vs. Managing Operations

Innovation is a learning process, the product of which is new applied knowledge. Operations is an established process driven by existing knowledge. The primary difference between operations and innovation is uncertainty. It eludes planning, prediction and containment... More

Energize Employees

You need energized people -  people, who want to come to work, are excited about doing their best, every single day - to pursue opportunities successfully. "What energizes people is the broader horizon, the excitement of new challenges and big opportunities. When their leaders offer this excitement, people come alive."2... More

 Best Practice  Strategic Problem Solving Lessons from McKinsey

Pluck the Low-hanging Fruit

Sometimes in the middle of the problem-solving process, opportunities arise to get an easy win, to make immediate improvements, even before the overall problem has been solved.

Seize those opportunities! They create little victories for you and your team. They boost morale and give you added credibility by showing anybody who may be watching that you’re on the ball and mean business... More

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Fire (Leadership):

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Organize the Projects...

Cultivate the Culture of Speed...

Making Quick Decisions...

What Today's Workplace Needs Its Leaders To Do...

Creative Leadership...

Tips for Making the Vision a Reality...

Leading Transformational Change...

Making Big Changes...

10 Steps to Develop Entrepreneurial Staff...

Creating Change...

Overcome Resistance to Change...

Energizing Employees: Suggestion Box...

Leading Radical Innovation...

The Power of Attitude...

Opportunities Are Never Lost...




  1. "Changing Strategic Direction", Peter Skat-Rψrdam

  2. "Every Business is a Growth Business", Ram Charan and Noel. M. Tichy

  3. "1001 Ways To Energize Employees", Bob Nelson

  4. "How To Create Positive Energy," Karim Hajee

  5. Entrepreneurial Leadership, Vadim Kotelnikov

  6. 3 Strategies of Market Leaders, Vadim Kotelnikov

Opportunity-driven Business Development

Searching for Opportunities

Uncovering the Iceberg of Opportunities

Turning Problems To Opportunities

Discovering Opportunities

Turning Opportunities To Your Advantage: 5Ws I-Ching Advice

Venture Management

Managing Innovation vs. Managing Operations

Venture Management vs. Corporate Management