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When first-time entrepreneurs can learn from adversity and act proactively, the odds of business survival soar
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A market-hardened venture capitalist schools a couple of budding entrepreneurs, and learns a thing or two in the process

How internal innovators can make their case and claim precious resources, and how leaders can create the space for them to succeed
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Intrapreneurs have feet in two worlds and it’s up to leaders to help them stay balanced

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You can learn a lot from distant competitors that your closest rivals overlook
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The practice of buying out the competition just to neutralize potential disruption has implications for both consumers and future innovation

While design thinking has been associated with technology firms and start-ups, it is powerfully attractive to managers and leaders at established organizations such as retailers, banks, or government departments that are not necessarily based on technology yet are in the midst of change.

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They look like mission-focused champions who can balance stakeholder needs and stick to disciplined processes
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The biggest enemy of intrapreneurship is management power
The federal government may be undermining the climate for new venture investment
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The gap between Canadian native inventors residing abroad and immigrant inventors residing in Canada is widening. A better innovation climate would help bridge the gap
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Plus, the conversation you must have with yourself before embarking on a life of an entrepreneur
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They may seem overconfident and wildly optimistic but first-time founders take credible feedback to heart
Policymakers would be wise to create effective channels for angel investors to reinvest their wealth and prime the next generation of entrepreneurs

Smith School of Business

Goodes Hall, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

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