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

Business Architect Defined

Business architect is a person that initiates new business ventures or leads business innovation, designs a new business model, and builds a sustainable balanced business system for a lasting success.



Business architects can be found in a multitude of business settings: creative innovators and business developers, organizational change leaders, initiators of joint ventures, managers of in-company ventures, spin-outs, new start-up ventures or radical innovation projects.

Although the settings in which business architects act are different, they all design and run a new venture to achieve its sustainable growth >>>



Why Business Architect?

In today's complex new economy driven by knowledge, ideas, innovative business synergies and systemic innovation, business architects are in growing demand.

Master of Business Synergies

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.

Leadership-Management Synergy  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book


The Tasks of a Business Architect

Create a new or improve the current business model and business architecture

IT Architect

IT Architects-cum-Leaders are in growing demand.  IT architects are cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of expertise together in order to create an advanced value chain, relate to business problems as well as technology, and then sell their ideas upward and downward in the corporate hierarchy... More


Building 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

Inclusive Approach

Understanding stakeholder needs the needs of customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and society, and the environment and incorporating them into enterprise strategy and sustainable value creation activities are central to the achievement of sustainable growth and... More





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

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Corporate Capabilities (Wood):

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

Innovation-friendly Organization


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

Performance Management System

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

2 Basic Business Growth Strategies

Amazing Thinker 360

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

Master of Business Synergies (MBS)

Synergy is the energy or force created by the working together of various parts or processes. Synergy in business is the benefit derived from combining two or more elements (or businesses) so that the performance of the combination is higher than that of the sum of the individual elements (or businesses).

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

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

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 

Working ON Your Business

Most businesspeople are so busy working for their business or in their business that they never find time to work on their business. Thus they fail to anticipate what might happen or what they might be able to make happen.1 Unless you regularly schedule time (one-day out-of-the-office meeting a month at least) to work on your business and answer critical questions, you'll never achieve your stretch goals... More

Cross-functional Management (CFM)

Cross-functional management (CFM) manages business processes across the traditional boundaries of the functional areas. CFM relates to coordinating and synergizing the activities of different units for realizing the superordinate cross-functional goals and policy deployment. It is concerned with building a better system for achieving such cross-functional goals as innovation, quality, cost, and delivery... More

Areas Targeted by TQM in Japan

Flat Organizational Structure

When organizations get large, they become slow, awkward, unmanageable, inflexible, and difficult to focus. They distance people from each other, and consume more energy than they release. Innovation-friendly organizations are flat and participative. They divisionalize to sustain innovation, flexibility and customer intimacy. Division is a business unit having a clear set of customers and competitors. A division can be independently planned for within the organization and has profit and loss responsibility... 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

Balance also the 10 major tensions within your firm.

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

Extended Enterprise

The term "extended enterprise" represents a new concept that a company is made up not just of its employees, its board members, and executives, but also its business partners, its suppliers, and its customers. The notion of extended enterprise includes many different arrangements such as virtual integration, outsourcing, distribution agreements, collaborative marketing, R&D program partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, preferred suppliers, and customer partnership... More




1. "Smart Business," Jim Botkin

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

3. "Extreme Management", Mark Stevens

8 Best Practices of Successful Companies


6Ws of Corporate Growth