Be Different and Make a Difference!

The only way to achieve outstanding success in life and business


Vadim Kotelnikov

Dream big dreams,
commit to your true passion,
and you will learn to fly!


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The Need To Be Different

The secret of winning in life lies in seeing life differently – in its different shades and outcomes. No one gets ahead by copying the status quo or imitating competitors.

The concept of being different or unique is far more important today than it was ten years ago. If you are going to withstand relentless and constantly growing global competition, you need to be different and radically change the way of doing business. Today, 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.

Ask Effective Questions

Move past outdated conventional wisdom that stops you from being a high performer. Creativity requires an inquisitive mind. "Fresh, creative thoughts don't grow in the dry soil of mindless acceptance. Yet it is easy to go through your day without calling anything important into question." Effective learning questions can serve as a starting point for the assimilation of learning. Ask "why?" and "what if?" questions and develop "what-if" scenarios to discover new opportunities around you.

Find the Difference that Makes the Difference

If two situations or processes seem very similar but have different outcomes, it is important to look for any differences between them, and then to find out which of those differences is the key to the different outcome.

Contrastive analysis is a tool that helps you to find out what differences make the difference and, thus, tells you where you need to take action. In contrastive analysis, you are contrasting similarities and differences between one situation and another to find the difference that is significant.

Lessons from Sam Walton, Founder of Wall-Mart

"Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom,” advised Sam Walton. “If everybody else is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction. But be prepared for a lot of folks to wave you down and tell you you're headed the wrong way. I guess in all my years, what I heard more often than anything was: a town of less than 50,000 population cannot support a discount store for very long.“

Inspirational Lessons from Steve Jobs

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary," advised Steve Jobs... More


Sam Walton on innovation and entrepreneurship

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.  >>>

Sam Walton



"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?"

~ Steve Jobs



I Have a Difference To Make!

The Hymn of Relentless Innovators


The hymn of The 1st Innompic Web Games

− Innolympic Internet-Games among Inventive Entrepreneurs