Research shows that your “intrapreneurial intensity” (the frequency with which your organization initiates innovative ideas) matters more today than ever before. The key to success of companies like Amazon.com, Uber, and Google is their ability to engineer greater intrapreneurial intensity (II). We have spent the past three years studying how firms can increase their intrapreneurial intensity. In this webinar we will discuss the core characteristics that successful intrapreneurs exhibit, as well as three distinguishing characteristics that employees in intrapreneurial intense companies must have. We will bring these ideas together by sharing key steps you can take now to activate your organizational II and take action to step into the future.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Entrepreneurs have been playing with unique business model designs for nearly three decades. They have creatively applied the concept to design disruptive frameworks that challenge incumbents, forcing large companies into what Clayton Christensen termed “The Innovator’s Dilemma”.
But the winds are slowly shifting. As large organizations move into more agile forms – adopting open architectures – and start to shift their definition of strategy as no longer being about choices and commitments but as building the capacity to change, they’re beginning to unlock ways to design disruptive business models from within existing organizations.
Join Kaihan Krippendorff as he breaks down the key components of the business model and how organizations today must use intelligent design that fosters innovation creation with truly transformative potential.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST
The 10 Barriers of Intrapreneurship: Identifying and Overcoming the Challenges of Corporate Entrepreneurship
“Innovation” brings to our mind the maverick entrepreneur who quits their job, at unimaginable odds, to build a business on their own. The business leaders we most admire – Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey – follow remarkably similar paths. They left school or a career; they were passionate to solve a problem; they faced daunting hurdles; they fought through a jungle of disbelief, self-doubt, and sometimes betrayal; and ultimately they came out smiling on the other end.
But this entrepreneurial story is a myth.
Kaihan Krippendorff, a renowned expert in innovation and corporate growth, argues that intrapreneurs – employees who incubate new businesses within corporations – have had a far greater impact on the world. Employees have been responsible for most of the innovation that significantly improved the world, from the Internet and solar technology to DNA sequencing and MRI scans. As we advance into a faster-paced, more agile competitive environment the world will need even more innovation from employees.
If you are an employee: you don’t have to choose between the freedom and fulfillment of being an entrepreneur and the security of a regular paycheck.
If you are an entrepreneur: your greatest impact will depend on whether you can turn your employees into intrapreneurs.
If you are an executive: the future of your organization will rest on your ability to unleash internal innovation.
Join Kaihan Krippendorff as he outlines the ten barriers you must overcome to innovate from within in this three-part webinar series that draws on his in-depth research of over 100 successful innovators and his soon to be released book, Change the World without Quitting your Job.
Dec. 6, 2016