Successful Business Case Studies

Business Breakthrough

Business Growth Stages


Sustainable Growth Strategies

Achieving top-line growth and bottom-line results

Vadim Kotelnikov

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Balanced Approach to Business Systems Moving with Speed Sutainable Corporate Growth Strategies Operational Excellence Corporate Venture Strategies Institutional Excellence New-to-the-world Product Development Inclusive Company Differentiation Strategies Results-Based Leadership Innovation Management System Value Chain Management Radical Project Management In-company Ventures Spinouts Enterprise Business Process Management (EBPM) Systemic Innovation Continuous Improvement Firm (CIF) Strategy Innovation Sample Cooperative Research Agreement Opportunity-driven Business Development Corporate Venture Investing Joint Ventures Corporate Capabilities 7-S Model Competing Strategy New Product Design Venture Acquisitions Change Management Vision, Mission, Strategy Sustainable Competitive Advantage Sustainable Growth Strategies

Yin-Yang of Sustainable Business Growth

YIN (passive, accepting side). Outside-In
look at your business from the outside-in, empathize with and know your customers, understand customer perceptions and needs as well as needs of all stakeholders. Work towards satisfying them.

YANG (active, aggressive side).  Inside-Out
create new market niches and customers by inventing new-to-the-world products, mastering radical innovation, venture strategies, competitive strategies and differentiation strategies.

Innompic Games  e-Coach for Disruptive Innopreneurs






"Be everywhere, do everything and never fail to astonish the customer."  ~ Macy's motto


8 Best Practices of Successful Companies

  • Measure performance by customer satisfaction.... More

Balanced Organization

5 Basic Elements

Leadership (Fire):

Operational Excellence versus Venture Strategies


Two Basic Ways to Compete and Prosper in Any Market8

  1. To have a strong differentiation strategy

  2. To be a low-cost producer

If you aren't different, you'd better have low prices

8 Attributes of Corporate Success

By Peters and Waterman

  • Stress on the key business values... More

Corporate Culture

Strategies for Building a Growth Culture

  • Reward collective, not individual, successes, but maintain clear individual accountabilities and keep heroes visible... More

Systemic Innovation

7 Interwoven Areas

  1. Business Innovation

  2. Organizational Innovation

  3. Strategy Innovation... More

Operational Excellence Opportunity-driven Business Development Strategic Planning Organizational Transformation Continuous Improvement Firm (CIF) Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM) Working ON Your Business Dynamic Strategy Business Innovation Sustainable Growth Strategies Business Environment

Two Components of Sustainable Growth Strategy

Sustainable business growth strategy is a practical approach to achieving top-line growth and bottom-line results.

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

Organizational Capability Approach

"An organizational capability approach nurtures three of the most critical factors essential to achieve superior, sustainable results:

  1. strategic focus,

  2. organizational alignment, and

  3. operating discipline.

Conversely, taking action to achieve strategic focus, organizational alignment, and operating discipline develops capability thinking."13

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. 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

Institutional Excellence

The leaders of great companies are not just great at growing profits. Most importantly, they are organizational architects determined to establish institutional excellence for as long as the company is in business. "When institutional excellence is in place, companies can achieve industry leadership for decades and generations"5... More

Market Leadership Strategies

The market leader  is dominant in its industry and has substantial market share. If you want to lead the market, you must be the industry leader in developing new business models and new products or services. You must be on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovative business processes. Your customer value proposition must offer a superior solution to a customers' problem, and your product must be well differentiated... More

Venture Strategies

The most successful companies are those that have developed aggressive venture strategies and have made ventures critical components of their strategic and operating success. For today's corporations, traditional internal expansions, efficiency improvements and "synergistic" acquisitions are no longer sufficient sources of growth in most industry segments that had grown crowded and hypercompetitive. The new challenge is to search for emerging "white space" opportunities, "new-business creations that would meet the unmet, unserved needs of customers in emerging markets."1... More

Market Focus

Do more with less "focus on something that is not just different from the rest, but something you can continue to deliver better than anyone else. And continue delivering it! Don't get sidetracked into growth by category extensions and businesses you don't belong in."8

Entrepreneurial Approach

Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs. Doing new things, or doing old things in new ways is how entrepreneurs exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders see change as the norm and as healthy; they always search for change, respond to it, and exploit it as an opportunity.... More

Differentiation Strategy

Hypercompetition is a key feature of a new economy. With the enormous competition markets today are driven by choice: your targeted customers have too many choices, all of which can be fulfilled instantly. Choosing among multiple options is always based on differences, implicit or explicit, so you ought to differentiate in order to give the customer a reason to chose your product or service. Thus, "differentiation is one of the most important strategic and tactical activities in which companies must constantly engage. It is not discretionary."9... More

Managing Innovation versus Managing Operations

Innovation is a learning process, the product of which is new applied knowledge. Operations is an established process driven by existing knowledge. Operations generate today's value, while innovation creates tomorrow's opportunities. The primary difference between operations and innovation is uncertainty. It eludes planning, prediction and containment... More

Sustainable Innovation System

The Innovation System model synthesizes and defines the core elements of innovation, their behavior and interaction. The power of this good model makes it easier to understand complex issues and dynamics of innovation, separate its elements and examine them is greater depth. It establishes a framework that helps you to demystify the innovation process and its driving forces, to reveal the unique innovation practices of market champions and understand what makes them so successful and unique... More

Fast Company

In the new economy where everything is moving faster and it's only going to get faster, the new mantra is, "Do it more with less and do it faster".6... More


10 Rules for Building a Great Business

Business Model

New Business Models

Sustainable Competitive Advantage

6Ws of Corporate Growth

Business BLISS


3Ss of Winning in Business

Nine Basic Sources of Growth

Transform Your Business from Mediocre to Great

Strategic Innovation

Culture for Innovation

Service-Profit Chain

Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM)






  1. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  2. Radical Innovation, Harvard Business School

  3. Results-Based Leadership, Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, and Norm Smallwood

  4. Driving Growth Through Innovation, Robert B. Tucker

  5. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  6. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, J. Jennings and L. Haughton

  7. Building Tomorrow's Company, Philip Sadler

  8.  The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Al Ries & Jack Trout

  9. Differentiate or Die, Jack Trout with Steve Rivkin

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

  11. The Welch Way, Jeffrey A. Krames

  12. Strategy and the Delusion of Grand Designs, John Kay

  13. Strategic Achievement, Andrew Spanyi

  14. Business Process Management (BPM) is a Team Sport: Play it to Win, Andrew Spanyi

  15. The do-or-die struggle for growth, The McKinsey Quarterly

  16. GE Survey, 1988-89

  17. "Top 7 Principles For Transforming Your Business From Mediocre To Great," Denise Corcoran

Business Leader 360

Smart Business Architect

Look at Your Company from Outside In As Well As Inside Out

Sustainable Growth Strategies

Business Success 360

Real Time Business Development

10 Rules for Building a Successful Business

Enterprise Strategies

Winning and Retaining Customers

Healthy Company: 5 Components

Feng Shui Tips: Ensuring Business Growth

Competitive Strategies

5 Keys To Building a Great Company

How To Transform Your Business Into an Innovative Culture

High-growth Business Development Roadmap

Winning Organization

Innovation-friendly Organization

How To Transform Your Business Into an Innovative and Creative Culture

Guiding Principles To Liberate Employees from the Fear of Trying New Things

7 Tips for Eliminating Bureaucracy

Business Processes

10 Commandments of Improvement

Deming's 14 Point Plan for TQM

Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM)

8 Essential Principles of EBPM


Innovation Management Policies for Large Corporations

The Jazz of Innovation