You are Here – Intrapreneurship

You Are Here

You most probably are familiar with the “You Are Here” note on maps. I guess every traveler is. It’s a simple point on a map that tells you where you are, so you can see the distance to where you want to go, and plan your route. I wish I had a “You Are Here”…

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The Intrapreneur’s prayer

First I must apologise if I will hurt anyones feelings. Especially if you are a religious person. This is not my intention. I respect every person on this planet. And I respect every religion as well. A few days ago I came across the Serenity Prayer: “God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that…

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Why (The HELL) would you want to become an Intrapreneur?

This is a question that occupied my mind for many years. Why should I want to work longer hours, fight for resources, share the glory with others and take the blame when my idea doesn’t work out?! I shouldn’t! right? My 8 years of research demonstrated that there are more than a few reasons to become an Intrapreneur. When…

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What I learned from the 2013 Intrapreneurship Conference

Boing 737, Seat 5A, 30,000 feet high above the clouds, on my way back home after a wonderful weekend in Barcelona. I would not think of a better place to hold the annual 2013 Intrapreneurship Conference. The weather was perfect, the city was great and the conference was ESTUPENDO. I had the privilege to be a key-note, deliver…

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Why asking for a raise is a waste of time

In one word – Value! In two words – No Value! And in three words – No Additional Value! Let me try to explain. But before I do, I would ask you to google “asking for a raise”. You will find many results and videos on how to ask for a raise. Most probably some…

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People say I can’t be Trusted

On the other hand, I don’t really trust other people. And when I do, I get fucked – and then realize that I should not trust anyone anymore. Trust is on the decline, no doubt about it. Many people say that we should rebuild it for making our world a better place. Philosopher Onora O’Neill…

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Rise of the New Super Heroes: The Mega-Rich

I came across Chrystia Freeland’s presentation on TED.com the other day. What I was enchanted with, was how Chrystia Freeland manages to get her message across in a simple direct way: the gap between the working poor and the increasingly disconnected mega-rich keeps growing and growing faster than ever. I strongly suggest you watch this.…

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Are you able to charge anyone $ 2.00 for a hug?

Seriously.. are you? Let’s think about this for a moment shall we?! If I were to ask you to take a big sign that says “HUGS for $ 2.00”, go down town and sell hugs for 1 hour. How much do you think you’ll make? Let’s make the challenge even harder. There is another guy…

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How is The Ku Klux Klan like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?

In My Post Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms? I described a great book titled Freakonomics by Steven Levitt I found on a bench close to my apartment. Chapter 2 in this book deals with how Real Estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan are similar. It goes on to say that…

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Rent a Cat for 5 €

Yes yes.. rent a cat not a car for 5 Euro My fiancée and I have been to a dream vacation in Santorini a few months ago. While we were walking the romantic streets of Oia we came across this sign   This was a small cave-book-store. I asked the owner if we could really…