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Growing the Next Generation of Intrapreneurs: Drakkar & Partners

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Did you know that 1 out of 3 intrapreneurial projects give birth to a solid new business, which is 3× more efficient than entrepreneurship! In a world of aspiring entrepreneurs, it is time to value innovation within existing family businesses. Who would have thought that a family owned recruitment firm would invest in creating an app that helps tracks lost […]

How do I get intrapreneurship started at my company?

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How do I get intrapreneurship started at my company? Intrapreneurship starts with investing in your current talent and giving your employees the time and freedom to innovate, brainstorm and work independently. For intrapreneurship to be successful, it takes two! It’s all about a generation of young leaders tapping into existing knowledge and resources of existing […]

A novel way to solve the business succession crisis

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One of the biggest risks in the economy is the fumbled hand-off of family businesses from one generation to the next. The expession “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” sums this up nicely: the first generation builds a successful business, the second generation carries on in a diminished way, and the third generation inherits a […]

How can companies encourage intrapreneurship and have realistic expectations?

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How can companies encourage intrapreneurship and have realistic expectations? Give your employees time to work on something they are interested in! By doing this, setting realistic goals and timelines, and acknowledging that there will be both failures and successes, you will succeed! The important part is to constantly test new ideas at various stages of […]

Innovitech: Innovation Driving Development

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Jean-Philippe Gagnon is a young man who holds the future of his family’s business, Innovitech, close to heart. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in entrepreneurship, he has spent the last six years exploring a number of positions within the company, founded by his father in 1989. By working in communications and […]

What exactly is an Intrapreneur?

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An Intrapreneur is basically an entrepreneur within an existing organization. Intrapreneurship involves individuals or groups of individuals exploring high-risk, high-reward ideas within the safety and support of a larger, well-established structure and tapping into resources to help make their project possible. Intrapreneurship is the process of creating value through leveraging the resources and support system […]

Élodie Doua: Corporate Intrapreneurship at Its Best

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Élodie Doua is the epitome of a corporate intrapreneur. No, she wasn’t born into a family business. Instead, it was her ambition, determination and skills that led her host company, the highly renowned Havas agency, to champion her as its next intrapreneur. Read on to see how Élodie became a successful corporate intrapreneur – and […]

Why is it that companies pull the plug on innovation too early?

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Why is it that companies pull the plug on innovation too early? In order to succeed with break through ideas and innovation, there are many “failures” along the way. Companies need to recognize these failures as learning opportunities, embrace them and continue to invest in innovation rather than pulling the plug after a “failure”. In […]

The Two Types of Intrapreneurs

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Intrapreneurship has three parts to it: an intrapreneur (you), a project (that innovative idea you want to bring forward) and a mentor (an individual within a larger corporation that is willing to provide you with the necessary resources to put your project into motion). The two of you will ultimately become a team, a multigenerational […]

Intrapreneurship: A Win-Win Situation

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Intrapreneurship is unique in its ability to provide value for all stakeholders.   From the intrapreneur’s perspective, it gives them the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, and pave new avenues for growth and rapid advancement for the organization in which they work. It also allows them to work alongside colleagues who are passionate, dynamic, […]