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Move Over Entrepreneurs, Here Come The Intrapreneurs – Forbes

May 31, 2012

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An intrapreneur is someone who has an entrepreneurial streak in his or her DNA, but chooses to align his or her talents with a large organization in place of creating his or her own. To the classic entrepreneur this may be puzzling, but to what I think is a growing class of 21st Century “employees,” it may sound like the best of both worlds. I didn’t come up with the word “intrapreneur,” but several years ago when I struck up a conversation with an older gentleman at a train station and I described what I did for a living, he said something I’ll never forget: “Oh, you’re an intrapreneur–so was I.”

I prefer to call myself an “embedded entrepreneur”, but whatever…

You certainly don’t have to work at a start-up to be innovative and entrepreneurial!

Read the entire article:

Move Over Entrepreneurs, Here Come The Intrapreneurs – Forbes.

One comment

  1. JP,

    Scott Klososky writes about Intrapreneurs in his book Velocity Manifesto. Your term “embedded entrepreneur” came to mind when I recently read his material on building “high-beam strategy”. Interesting to see you referenced the term here. Neil



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