Intrapreneurship, growth through innovation

The intrapreneurship index was presented to the EU in mid-2021. Designed to determine your level of intrapreneurship and how to improve. The definition of intrapreneurship In 1985 Pinchot introduced the term intrapreneurship: “Intrapreneurs are dreamers who do. Those who take responsibility for creating an innovation of any kind within an organisation”. For the first time, entrepreneurship and […]

Ideas, biomimicry, TRIZ and loonshots

“Evolutionary Ideas: Unlocking ancient innovation to solve tomorrow’s challenges” got me when they mentioned biomimicry and TRIZ. Evolution is nature’s problem solver, and I do not think TRIZ receives the attention it deserves when we discuss and think about innovation. There are lots of existing patterns of problem-solving, and instead of focusing on the new […]

Haier, beyond strategic intrapreneurship

When I studied next-practice intrapreneurship, as part of an EC project, I came across “Corporate rebels”. I am a fan, and I would highly recommend subscribing to their newsletter.  Haier In “corporate rebels”, the authors mention Haier. I first came across Haier after reading “The day after tomorrow“. Haier is mentioned in lots of books […]

You are now always on a burning platform

The trends, why intrapreneurship is essential, the lessons and where to start.  Zoom, 2 November, 10:30 CET Ron Immink and Bernd Mintjes will share 75 years of experience in the area of entrepreneurship, innovation and intrapreneurship.  A very short presentation and then plenty of time for discussion and Q and A.  You can […]


Create your own deja vu of the future “Imaginable: How to see the future coming and be ready for anything” is about creating deja vus for the future to help us prepare for what she calls the age of unimaginable events and unthinkable change. I am a fan of Jane McGonigal. Her first book about […]

Full spectrum thinking

I picked up “Full-Spectrum Thinking: How to Escape Boxes in a Post-Categorical Future” because I am a fan of Bob Johansen. He is the author of “The new leadership literacies”. One of my favourite books about leadership. His new book is very close to my perception pioneering programme. The future will be a scramble Bob […]

Built to innovate

Aidan McCullen recommended, “Built to Innovate: Essential Practices to Wire Innovation into Your Company’s DNA”. I can see why. We live in a time when change is the rule, not the exception, and innovation is the only way out. However, every organisation needs to operate two different engines simultaneously: an execution engine and an innovating […]

Everyday Chaos

“Everyday Chaos” by David Weinberger is a book about handling chaos. A version of “Sensemaking”, “Unchartered” and “Metaskills“. Sensemaking Making sense of model makers. Starting with computers and AI. As computation gets more advanced, it gets more mysterious. For example, if you subtract the number of possible chess moves from the number of possible moves in the […]

Change, How Organisations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile Time

The beginning of “Change, How Organisations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile Times” sets the scene.  Disruptive change Disruptive change is the central force shaping the challenges that organisations and people face nowadays. Neither human nature, nor the most common form of the modern organisation, are designed to handle anything close to this degree […]

Acceleration of technology

I have been a follower of Azeem Azhar. I love his weekly newsletter which describes a wide range of exponential trends. Hence picking up “Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It.” Lots of books about exponential  The expectations were high. However, the book competes with a lot of […]