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Why Intrapreneurs Should be Valued by Corporate Leaders: An Introduction

The power and freedom that entrepreneurs and their startups embody is reinforced through a constant stream of media highlighting success, purpose and (mostly bullsh*t) bucolic work environments. As the global economy improves, business leaders of established corporate organizations need to consider how they can introduce an entrepreneurial spirit. Intrapreneurs are the answer, and this article provides a high level overview.

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Stop Innovating!

Do you think they have “innovation days” at Google, GoPro, and Netflix? At these companies, every day is innovation day! At Google, everyone gets 20% time to do whatever he/she wants. Most of Google’s new products and features come from this kind of tinkering and in-house organic hustle. They don’t come from planning or innovation days.

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Stop Frustrating Your Innovators

A study among US companies shows that employees of corporations are eager to be entrepreneurial. More than half of those surveyed (52 percent) have pursued an entrepreneurial idea within their company. But what they lack, is support from their management. Only one in five employees feels supported by their management to be entrepreneurial.

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How Can You Innovate Better with the 3 Questions Startups Always Ask?

Does the Startup innovation strategy apply, in full or in part, to established organizations and business in other industries? Although some strategy consultants may fancy the idea of every company in the world to get back to their startup age, I find it preposterous as well as unnecessary. It is in managing uncertainty where the old guys can learn valuable and interesting lessons from the young crew.

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