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Intrapreneur is the New Entrepreneur

By SANDY CLARKE

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Entrepreneurs have brought about some truly astonishing changes, helping to create paradigm-shifting trends that have significantly shaped the modern world.

Without leaving Silicon Valley, we have the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Larry Page to thank for being able to access information at lightning speeds on intricate devices that are as incredible as they are expensive.

Entrepreneurs are fearless, bombastic types who possess the kind of attitude that would have them figuring out ways to build a parachute after jumping out of the aeroplane.

In short, entrepreneurs are fantastically smart people who aren’t afraid to throw caution to the wind. I know this because I’ve been in the company of a few and, more often than not, I’ve needed to go for a lie down afterwards.

Such people are important in driving innovation and creating advances that help to address specific problems we face. However, many others feel uncomfortable at the thought of being an entrepreneur: not everyone with a great idea has the desire to take what can be a giant leap of faith.

“Thankfully, it’s not necessary to ditch the day job or jump out of the plane without a parachute. While being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone, a less daunting path to consider is that of the intrapreneur: someone who works within a company to develop an innovative product or service, and can also execute the relevant public relations and marketing.”

 

 

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This content is courtesy of Leaderonomics. For other great articles on leadership and careers, go to www.leaderonomics.com

 


Leaderonomics

Leaderonomics is a social enterprise dedicated to growing people into leaders. Our goal is to inspire others to reach their full potential and empower them to transform nations. As advocates in the science of building leaders, we believe that leadership starts with you.

 

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