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How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn S. Mazzone Oct 18, 2013.

 

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Milan Samani replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"Yes I do. I think the community and the general awareness of intrapreneurship as an opportunity for individuals to make a difference through their companies in a profitable, sustainable and innovative way will make a significant difference. The…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"Sadly no.  Interesting point made by Gib Bulloch of Accenture Development Partnerships on this - that it may not help the cause of intrapreneurs to have too much profile - particularly in the early days, staying under the radar is sometimes…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"Particularly interesting to hear Bob Annibale who launched Citi's micro finance division within the bank answering a question on how he initially convinced senior leadership to proceed with the initiative - he said 'they were my peers...we…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"And Mandar Apte (from Shell)'s point that an entrepreneur's barrier to pilot is low...but potential to scale is limited...whereas an intrapreneur's barrier to pilot is enormously high but if they get it right, the apparatus for scale…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"Interesting to hear some of the challenges faced in some of these partnerships. Even where there is ideological alignment, I was struck by how many of the challenges that some of our panel were very practical - changes in staff at the corporate,…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Heidi Kikoler's discussion Intrapreneurship Clinic: How can we build the personal resilience of intrapreneurs?
"Absolutely. If you want to build something - as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur or leader of any kind - you need to learn how to grow through the challenges that present themselves. I was talking to one of our Lab participants a few weeks ago.…"
Jan 29, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Heidi Kikoler's discussion Intrapreneurship Clinic: How can we build the personal resilience of intrapreneurs?
"Its a pleasure to meet you. I think Gifford Pinchot and your father's work was very much ahead of its time. Intrapreneurship - particularly in the incarnation of Social Intrapreneurship - is something that is emerging in the zeitgeist I feel. I…"
Jan 29, 2014

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Milan Samani replied to Heidi Kikoler's discussion Intrapreneurship Clinic: How can we build the personal resilience of intrapreneurs?
"I remember Adrian Ristow from Coca-Cola (intrapreneur behind Project Last Mile) saying to me once, 'you have to come to know that road-blocks are not always road-blocks..sometimes they're just speed-bumps'. I think resilience is tied…"
Jan 29, 2014
Dawn S. Mazzone replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"To be very specific, I'd like to say that I was in this position a number of years ago and the first thing I did was request the opportunity to distribute a survey to employees (short but insightful), which led to discovering the…"
Oct 18, 2013
Sidney Clouston replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"With a good business model, the efforts end without funding.  If the Government joins via a Public Private Partnership or if a partnering with larger successful companies for the inputs of expertise and to underwrite funding a project can…"
Oct 17, 2013
Kelly Wanda replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"Sure I agree.  There has to be a dream. but you need to have the 4 Ds - Dream, Drive, Determination and Dedication. Yes it is a journey therefore it sort of would normally take time with ups and downs.  We should also remember that an this…"
Oct 17, 2013
Tambi Ali Mohammed replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"Sorry am late I was making some pancakes but I followed the discussion and I think these problems are simple. “ How can an entrepreneur working in a large company really make a difference? “ Firstly, if this entrepreneur is working in…"
Oct 17, 2013
Simon Kaheru replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"The answer to this question is what makes an Intrapreneur extremely important - this would be their sales proficiency, to start with, followed by customer service. A good intrapreneur will also be a good salesman for the social project that (s)he…"
Oct 17, 2013

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Mark Thain replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"Completely agree Gib, fantastic few days so well done to all those involved. Stimulating, insightful and inspiring in equal measure. Pleased to have the opportunity to send the teams from Barclays and their hard work starts here!"
Oct 17, 2013
Gib Bulloch replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"Thanks as ever for hosting and moderating Zahid.   My sense is that social intrapreneurship is gathering momentum and is capturing the zeitgeist of a new role for business in the 21st century.  Thanks for the opportunity to join…"
Oct 17, 2013

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Milan Samani replied to Milan Samani's discussion How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference?
"Another reflection from the Lab: I look at our guest faculty of intrapreneurs (like Adrian Ristow from Coca Cola) and many of them have an exceptional background that straddled the corporate and development space and whose experiences uniquely…"
Oct 17, 2013

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Leadership Laboratories
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http://www.leadership-labs.org
About my work:
Leadership Laboratories works alongside global management consultants and subject-matter experts to help ‘intrapreneurs’ from large organisations develop profitable ideas that benefit society.

The programmes - labs - help individuals convert innovative ideas into tangible projects and, in the process develop intrapreneurial leadership qualities.

The Autumn 2013 Intrapreneur Lab is in collaboration with Accenture, Business Fights Poverty, the Said Business School and Ashoka Changemakers. Participating companies include Barclays, GSK, Novartis, Vodafone, Virgin, SAB Miller, Coca-Cola, Syngenta, & Interface.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models

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