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057 The intrapreneur’s 10 commandments

057 The intrapreneur’s 10 commandments

The intrapreneur is not new. Far from it. For decades, perhaps longer, organizations have been driven forward by innovative intrapreneurs who are seeking something better. 

This is not just an assumption. 

The intrapreneur has been written about in the past. 

Most notably, and originally by Gifford Pinchot III, in his book, Intrapreneuring: Why you don't have to leave the corporation to become an entrepreneur

I have been reading this book (second half of August) and am finding many relevant to today. So far, the The intrapreneur's 10 commandments seems particular relevant as a set principles by which the intrapreneur should live. 

Here they are: 

The intrapreneur's 10 commandments:

  1. Come to work each day willing to be fired.

  2. Circumvent any orders aimed at stopping your dream.

  3. Do any job needed to make your project work, regardless of your job description.

  4. Find people to help you.

  5. Follow your intuition about the people you choose, and work only with the best.

  6. Work underground as long as you can, publicity triggers the corporate immune mechanism.

  7. Never bet on a race unless you are running in it.

  8. Remember it is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

  9. Be true to your goals, but be realistic about the ways to achieve them.

  10. Honor your sponsors.

This list is so good, it is to be put on the fridge.

As I read Intrapreneuring, I will share what I learn. So far, it’s been quite good.

The book: 

Intrapreneuring: Why you don't have to leave the corporation to become an entrepreneur

By Gifford Pinchot III 

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Rebel Intrapreneur
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Rebel Intrapreneur is a podcast about a new category of high performing employee. Rebel intrapreneurs further the mission of an organization while simultaneous challenging the system from within. Founders and entrepreneurs are thirsty to find people who believe in their mission as much as they do, and pursue that mission relentlessly. Rebel Intrapreneur is hosted by Bill Cushard, who has reported directly to founder/CEOs four times in his career, which makes him an ideal guide on your intrapreneurial journey.