It is more important for innovation to be
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The arithmetic of systemic innovation

1 × 0 × 0 = 0

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Firms which are successful in realizing the full returns from their technologies and innovations approach innovation strategically and are able to match their technological developments with complementary expertise in other areas of their business, such as business design, strategies, processes, human resources, marketing, and customer service.


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Holistic innovation (HI) is a visionary big-picture systems approach to inventing, synergizing, designing, harmonizing, producing and delivering complex innovative value.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon



The New Era of Systemic Innovation

Today, the R&D function, alone, cannot significantly affect an organization's long-term bottom line or new business development. Neither a centralized creativity center can significantly impact the profitability of an organization. Their efforts need to be synergized between themselves as well as with relevant activities of other business departments in order to achieve strategic success... More


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Innompic Games is a civilisational breakthrough that will create a great positive global impact for centuries ahead and turn the Earth to the Planet of Loving Creators.

To achieve this immense lasting impact, I design and build IG holistically and systemically, harmonising and synergizing IG's business tree, 6Ws and the 5 Basic Elements.





Holistic Approach

In this new era of technological interdependence and systemic innovation, you must design your firm's innovation process holistically.  → Example

Innovation is the key driver of competitive advantage, growth, and profitability.

Business Success 360

There are many parts of the whole field of innovation: strategy innovation, new product development, creative approaches to problem solving, idea management, suggestion systems, etc. All of these components are important. "Yet approaching them piecemeal will bring piecemeal results... These seemingly disparate issues must be integrated into a single overarching strategy if they are to be mobilized in the quest for growth," says Robert B. Tucker, the author of Driving Growth Through Innovation.


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Innovation is not divisible – ‘good in parts’ is no good at all. Innovation systems are only as strong as their weakest links.

See the Big Picture

To master systemic approach to innovation, practice the 3Bs method of strategic creativity − Brainstilling, Brainstorming, Brainstilling. Visualize the big picture before and after the brainstorming phase

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Business Architect

Business architects are cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of business development expertise together, lead business innovation, work on business design, create new business models, define main routes to profitability, establish corporate innovation system and culture for innovation, build synergies and then lead people who will put their plans into action... More


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Cross-Functional Teams

In strategic innovation road-mapping, the starting point for knowledge building and learning about the innovation concept is to establish a shared view of trends, disruptive technologies and other discontinuities, and related events that could shape the future.

To move efforts forward, cross-functional teams, either formal or informal, need to be formed, and intellectual teamwork need to be enabled and streamlined.  → Example

For incremental innovation product or service development projects, a cross-functional team  typically includes a technical guru, engineer, designer, manufacturing expert, supply chain specialist, and marketing specialist.

Your major suppliers and customers need also to be kept well informed of your new product/service development plans and allowed to work together to build these new solutions.


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3 Strategies of Market Leaders

The market leader is dominant in its industry and has substantial market share... More

If you want to lead the market, you must be the industry leader in developing new Business Models Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and New Products Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book 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

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