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Be Different and Make a Difference!

How To Survive and Win in the Era of Over-Communication and Killer Competition


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Vadim Kotelnikov

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Inventor and Founder


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"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." – Malcolm Muggeridge


Pearls of Wisdom


What others apprise, the same you want to, what others avoid, the same you want to, that is why, you fail as others, how ridiculous it is!

– Lao Tzu

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

– Confucius

"We, the rusting leaves, have a voice that answers the storms, but who are you, so silent?"  - "I am a mere flower."

– Rabindranath Tagore


In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

– Coco Chanel

If you want to succeed, you have to forge new paths and avoid borrowed ones.

– John Rockefeller

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

– Charles Kuralt

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.

– Greena Davis



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"Why? What If?" Questions

Success Secrets

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4 Pillars of Entrepreneurial Creativity

The Tao of Entrepreneurial Creativity

Take Action

Discovering Opportunities

Searching for Opportunities

7 Sources of Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Uncover the Iceberg of Opportunities

Technology of Achievement

The Tao of Achievement

COCA Principle of Achievement

How To Realize Your Dreams: 4 Principles

The Power of Attitude

Dealing With Failure

Freedom To Fail

Turning Failures To Opportunities

Be a Winner



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10 Secrets of Creativity

Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

Thinking Outside-the-Box


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The Need To Be Different


Ask yourself, "What is possible?" and not, "what is somebody else doing?"

No one gets ahead by copying the status quo or imitating competitors.

The concept of being different is far more important today than it was ten years ago. In the emerging era of over-communication and hyper-competition, people are overwhelmed by choice – choice of information, ideas, products, and services. In this sea of choice, most customers have trouble making choices about buying decisions. Choosing among multiple options is always based on differences, implicit or explicit.

Inspirational Business Plan: Successful Innovation

Brief History: "Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not?" – Robert Kennedy...

Innovation Management Team: "Mangers succeed by following the rules. Innovators succeed by breaking the rules."... More

The Art of Innovation: 9 Truths

By: Guy Kawasaki

  1. Jump to the next curve. Too many companies duke it out on the same curve. If they were daisy wheel printer companies, they think innovation means adding Helvetica in 24 points. Instead, they should invent laser printing. True innovation happens when a company jumps to the next curve – or better still, invents the next curve, so set your goals high... More

 Case in Point  Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation. His success story is legendary.

Put up for adoption at an early age, dropped out of college after 6 months, slept on friends’ floors, returned coke bottles for 5 cent deposits to buy food, then went on to start Apple Computers and Pixar Animation Studios.

On June 12th 2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement address at Stanford University. Below are a few clips from his powerful speech.

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."... More

Steve Jobs' 12 Rules of Success

  1. Be different. Think different. "Better be a pirate than to join the navy."... More

Lateral Thinking

Lateral thinking is concerned with generation of new ideas. It is also concerned with "breaking out of the concept prisons of old ideas."1... More

Asking Searching Questions

The key that opens the door to opportunities is the approach of asking yourself searching questions "Why?" and "What If?" Ask also other people to find out what they want, what they do not want, and what they would like to change... More





  1. Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono

  2. Direct from Dell, Michael Dell with Catherine Fredman

  3. The Leader's Guide To Lateral Thinking Skills, Paul Sloane

  4. Suhel Seth, the Foreword for Winner Win and Losers Lose, N. Thornely and D. Lees

  5. Radical Innovation, Harvard Business School

  6. First, Break All the Rules: What the Greatest Managers Do Differently, M.Buckingham & C.Coffman



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