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Word of the Day: intrapreneur



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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Overheard

“Innovation — ideas — are like sparks, and it is very easy to extinguish them. There are a lot of people who can say ‘No’ and stomp them out. That’s a dangerous thing, so we put structures in place with the goal of encouraging those sparks, fanning the sparks.”Tom Leighton

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day in intrapreneur, an employee who is given the authority and support to create a new product without having to be concerned about whether or not the product will actually become a source of revenue for the company. Unlike an entrepreneur, who faces personal risk when a product fails to produce revenue, an intrepreneur will continue to receive a salary even if the product fails to make it to production. Continued…

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