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How Big Companies Can Make The Intrapreneur Sexy Again

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

To be an entrepreneur is sexy. It comes with fame and prestige and money. Why can’t intrapreneurs be given that same career track for business innovation inside of a large company? Prestige in a big company means fat budgets and large staff, so perhaps we have to transform what prestige means for a corporation? In this post I share a few thoughts on how this role can be important again.

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Why Evidence Trumps Opinion

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Opinions can play a dangerous role in the feedback and development of ideas. Executives and leaders should avoid deciding what's right and wrong when teams present the evidence from their experiments. In this post, I'll point out how leaders can use their experience to help teams explore, evolve, and improve the experiments being conducted. 

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Why Intrapreneurs Are Not Rewarded Like Sales People and Why This Needs To Change

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Intrapreneurs--people who build new ventures inside of a company-- create billion dollar businesses for their companies, but they’re not rewarded like salespeople who also create billion dollar revenues for their companies. Why is that the case? Financial reward is not everything, but it’s an important one to retaining and rewarding talent that is responsible for your company’s future. In this post I share a few thoughts on what’s happening today, and why it should be changed.

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Why Every Company Needs a Chief Corporate Entrepreneur

Added on by Benson Garner.

In this video Michael Krigsman and Vala Afshar of CxOTalk interview Alexander Osterwalder, co-founder of Strategyzer and lead author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design. Alex shares the thinking behind the two books and the accompanying tools, the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas, as well as the software that makes the process living and social.

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