For leaders of new ventures, adversity is just another lesson to absorb. “The second you start to frame things on the dark side, it inhibits future action”
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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
From an innovation charter to skill-building opportunities, these are the steps to take to surface and act on great ideas
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They look like mission-focused champions who can balance stakeholder needs and stick to disciplined processes
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Intrapreneurs have feet in two worlds and it’s up to leaders to help them stay balanced
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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The biggest enemy of intrapreneurship is management power
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Plus, the conversation you must have with yourself before embarking on a life of an entrepreneur
They may seem overconfident and wildly optimistic but first-time founders take credible feedback to heart

Smith School of Business

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

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