Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur?

intrapreneur picI am an engineer, and I work 13 years for the same company, in R&D, developing the best cookies in the world!

I love my job, I have so much energy to give and I still feel challenged every day!

I do work for a big corporate organization, the number one snack company in the world, but I feel it is my bakery, and can’t stand when I see a child eating one of our biscuits and see her face because it is broken! And I smile when I see someone picking up one of our products from the supermarket isle.

In the last few years I’ve been very interested in leadership, team building, people behavior and drive. And I’ve been exposed to some forums where these subjects are discussed like in social media, conferences, books, podcasts…but lately I’ve been a bit upset as these forums have as the main target Entrepreneurs! And honestly I am feeling the people I am meeting who entitled themselves as entrepreneurs are snobs!!

What I am saying is amazing to create their own business, the skills you need to develop make you grow so much! The energy, creativity, drive, standing alone, courage, confidence is amazing!

Funny fact is that I am hiring at the moment engineers for our team, and all these competencies is what we are looking for, moreover we need loyalty, ownership and desire to win!

So because I’ve been following some of the big inspirational speakers, I’ve been quite intrigued with the feeling that is growing on me, that I won’t make a difference in the world because I don’t have my own business. I deny to feel like this! I am happy! I believe this world needs more in number intrapreneurs than actually entrepreneurs, as the base of the behavior is the same and the fulfilment should  be also the same!

I wanted to talk more about the intrapreneurs and focus in the role, this group of people play in the world! Meet more intrapreneurs! I don’t know much examples of intrapreneurs, like the ones who have their bio in Wikipedia…

who have their bio in Wikipedia…

Wikipedia definition:

Entrepreneur Intrapreneur
a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so. a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing.

Looking at this definition I don’t even feel it is fair…

“Intrapreneurs are the heroes of a business world”.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkwilliams/2013/10/30/the-4-essential-traits-of-intrapreneurs/#2155152151da

I am an intrapreneur and I make the best cookies in the world!

Lets stay connected

Anna Jo

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