We are quite familiar with the term “inner calling” – it has a streak and a pull of its own. Intrapreneurship is one element which is supposed to lead to path breaking organizational development from within an enterprise. This particular concept is picking up steam because people are realizing that it is a lot easier to develop a start-up, while already on the inside at an established company. And while entrepreneurs are in the spotlight right now, that will probably change once the public sees just how talented intrapreneurs can be. However, both initially and in the long run you should remember that this art in business is delicate and tends to attune itself with both conforming and conflicting interests.
While the idea of becoming an intrapreneur can seem like an easy route to pursue toward success, you still have to know how to approach it so that you avoid mistakes that others have faced along the way.
The entrepreneurial family tree is much more diverse than you think. Like most family trees, the branches are wide and the extended family on the entrepreneur side includes many variations off of the main patriarch in question. Much of this tree keeps growing and new terminology is added consistently. Yet the root of the tree is much like the ideal 1950′s family prototype- containing the parents (entrepreneur and mompreneur) and 2.5 kids (solopreneur, intrapreneur, and kidpreneur, respectively). Here are the 5 popular terms cropping up in entrepreneurial family trees all over and what their roles do to enhance and expand the family name. Continue reading →