Tag Archives: Intrapreneurship

The Five Leading Trends in Intrapreneurship entering 2017

I was recently asked to deliver a keynote talk at the Intrapreneurship Conference in Silicon Valley last November.   The conference organizers kindly asked me to cover the leading trends in the field of Intrapreneurship, also known as Corporate Entrepreneurship.    To do the task justice, I sent out a wide survey and also interviewed a dozen clients as well as multi-industry

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Jolt Your Sluggish Company Back to Its Entrepreneurial Past: Three types of Intrapreneurial programs you can start today

Large companies have long realized that they don’t innovate – their employees innovate.    At most companies though, the usual bureaucracy gets in the way of allowing employees to emancipate their entrepreneurial drive.   A few companies have swayed their Pessimistic Patty managers to simply get out of the way, and that in itself is a huge improvement.  But the boldest companies

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SnapBizz: A Story of intrapreneurship turning into entrepreneurship

I recently caught up with SnapBizz co-founder, Yash Prakash to hear his amazing story of transitioning an idea originating in a corporation to a thriving startup. The promising beginning When Qualcomm started its VentureFest intra-preneurship program back in 2006 (now called ImpaQt), it unlocked the floodgates of leadership, creativity and innovation from unexpected places and people.   While running the program, I

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The Brave New World of Corporate Venturing. Part III: Tugboat Venturing

In part I of this blog, I discussed the traditional corporate venturing models. These are several variants of corporate venturing activities than can be roughly categorized as Internal Ventures, Startup Partnering and Corporate Venture Capital. In part II of this blog, I discussed the emerging corporate venturing models, namely Collaborative Venturing and Sponsored Acceleration (aka Corporate Acceleration). The emerging models

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Employee Idea Submissions, As Explained in the Bible

An idea submission program can support the four basic use cases of employee driven innovation (vs. continuous improvement of existing job responsibilities) categorized by the intersection of the key defining parameters; the inspiration for the idea submission in the first place and the ongoing intentions of the submitter.  In general, an idea can be submitted in an unsolicited fashion, on

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Enter The Dragon

Enter The Dragon was a landmark movie in many ways – It was the first Hollywood-Asian Kung-Fu production, it was Bruce Lee’s last completed movie (he died weeks before the official release), and it featured a never before seen diverse cast of heroes including Bruce, John Saxon and Jim Kelly.   After Enter The Dragon, everyone was Kung-Fu fighting.  The movie

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Time for a Total Innovation System

My days as a practitioner and student of Lean Production at AutoEuropa (VW) and MIT taught me a simple, but valuable lesson – “It’s the System, Stupid” All the different components of ‘how to do more with less’ were available (production efficiency and reliability, quality, supplier integration, employee involvement, etc.) – Toyota was the first to put them all under one

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