Your intrapreneurs are the main source of innovation and how to harness that

I decided to pick up “Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs” by Kaihan Krippendorff. Today is the slowest day of your life The beginning is lovely.“Today is the slowest day of your life.” Combine that with the conclusions that growth by acquisition holds little value for investors, the old ways of organising […]

Give intrapreneurs the time, the resources and the accountability

A company that cannot adapt to be more flexible— faces extinction. Hence the importance of intrapreneurship. You can test your level here. Many businesses stifle innovation. An aversion to change business culture is not the product of a lack of the resources necessary to accomplish rejuvenation; The inability — the unwillingness — to adapt and […]

Never lose the founder mentality

Every founder should apply the strategic box. A long time ago, me and Brian O’Kane invented this strategic box when we wrote “Growing your own business, a workbook”. It is a quick frame and filter to determine your strategy, using six statements: vision, mission, passion, values, positioning, and resourcing. Not only does it works to align […]

Intrapreneurship, innovation, partnership, policy and perseverance

I have been tasked with setting up a sustainable intrapreneurship accelerator. “The third wave” is a book to consider if you are into intrapreneurship. Here is why. Winners take all A while ago I read “The internet is not the answer”. A dark book (or anti-book), that describes some of the negative aspects of the […]

Intrapreneurship as a transformation tool

Intrapreneurship is the new black. Quite a number of books have been published recently on this topic. Including “The start up way” by Eric Ries. Innovation equals entrepreneurship Finally, CEOs start to realise that entrepreneurship and innovation are two sides of the same coin. It is called intrapreneurship. It is a hot topic. Peter Hinssen […]

An intrapreneurship playbook for CEOs

Intrapreneurship is a hot topic. It will replace innovation as the buzzword for the next three years. Peter Hinssen, Eric Ries and Freek Vermeulen have written some excellent books on the topic. Zone to win The one book to read if you are on the management team of a large corporation is “Zone to Win: Organising to Compete in an […]

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

Picked up “Creative construction, the DNA of sustained innovation”. Why intrapreneurship Larger enterprises have massive financial resources to explore new opportunities. They can hedge highly risky technology bets through parallel experimentation in ways that start-ups can only dream of. They can build vast networks of external collaborators to explore a broad array of emerging technologies. […]

Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

Intrapreneurship seems to make a lot of sense. Everything a startup needs, such as money, clients, talent, channels, systems are already available in abundance in an existing business. The only thing, that large companies don’t seem to be able to crack are the ideas that startup come up with and the initial market sensing. Paying […]

Intrapreneurship, 11 myths, 10 reasons to leave, 9 spaces to create, 36 tips, 42 questions

One of our team members, Aidan McCullen, had the pleasure of interviewing the author of “Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation”. Another book about intrapreneurship. Innovation is hard Innovation is a problem. In an innovation benchmark report published in 2017 by PricewaterhouseCoopers, they found that 54 per cent of the leaders they surveyed […]

Intrapreneurship is culture

Intrapreneurship and culture are the only effective ways to boost your innovation metabolism—and engender a transformation that eliminates the distinction between startup and incumbent.  How? That is the question posed in “From Incremental to Exponential: How Large Companies Can See the Future and Rethink Innovation”. How to unleash the potential to transform large business quickly. How […]