Paradoxical Rules of Success: You move faster when you stop to think Vadim Kotelnikov


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Decision Maker

How to evaluate innovative ideas and
make great strategic decisions quickly


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Inventor and Founder of  


  Innompic Games

  Innoball  /  Fun4Biz


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Powerful Attitudes

You make great decisions when you're in a great state, and vice versa.

To make better decisions, focus on your strategic goals, know your values, keep your cool, and be willing to be proactive.

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Focus on the Future

Donít look back, look forward. You cannot change the past, but you can change the future.

You might have lost a game yesterday Ė don't cry over it. It's not something to be pity of. It's a lesson and a new reality.  >>>

Today you start a fresh new game, the score is 0:0, and you must win! >>>



Some Simple Instant Decision Making Techniques

Invest a Banknote
Take the most valuable banknote you have. Which option would you invest it in?

Use Gold Coin Cards
Gold Coin cards are used for quick selection of the best idea by a group.  >>>

Think Black and White
Judge your options simply as good or bad to simplify and quicken the process of weeding out the less valuable ones.

Focus on the First Step
If want to launch a new strategic activity, but are overwhelmed with the big picture, make a decision based on what will make the next step the easiest instead.

Embrace Experimental Approach
When you are creating something radically new, every step forward is a step into a terra incognita. As you don't have enough data to make an informed decision, just rely on your intuition, make the next step, see what opens up there, and act accordingly.

Toss a Coin
This simple method works well when you have to options to choose from, have established all pros and cons, and the deadline for making a decision is already around the corner. Take a coin and make one option heads, and the other tails, Memorize these meanings, then toss the coin and... relax. Suddenly you will know which side youíre hoping the coin lands on. And this answer is correct for you. This happens because your subconscious mind works hundreds millions times faster. All you need is just to awaken it and listen to it >>>







Questions To Ask Yourself

To make a quick decision, start with asking yourself some key questions, such as:

  • What opportunities shall I miss if I donít make this decision quickly? What may I lose if I make a wrong decision? What may I win if make the right one?

  • What options do I have? What is the most important additional information do I need to acquire to make a decision? What is my intuition telling me to do?



Follow Your Intuition and Subconscious Mind

Don't wait until you get enough facts to be 100% sure, because by then it may be too late. Listen to your intuition, inner wisdom and subconscious mind. Actually, our conscious mind is very slow compared with the subconscious mind that works with a lightning speed. If you have preloaded your inspiring vision, values and guiding principles in your subconscious mind, it will tell you everything you need to know instantly.

All you need is to learn to listen to your inner voice and wisdom, and trust your first thought.

Smart & Fast Thinker

Trust your first thought and your intuition. Your first intuitive impression is usually correct. Make it a habit to listen to what your inner voice says... More




Pretend Ignorance: Smart Is Dumb

People who try to impress others by pretending to be smart usually aren't. Truly smart people often play dumb to encourage others to express their views fully. By asking the other party a lot of questions or to explain things one more time you'll be better prepared to make a fast decision.

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KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools

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Strategic Flexibility

In today's rapidly changing world, the real force behind the success of disruptive innopreneurs and rapidly growing firms is rooted in their ability to adapt... More

Innopreneurial Games

When you create radical innovations, entrepreneurial simulation games such as Innovation Football (Innoball) and Innovation Chess are much more useful than classic business planning, strategy formulation and project management methods... More


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