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:
- Digital Britain: The Rise of the Intrapreneur (blogs.cisco.com)