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- Publisher: Silver Eagle Press; 2nd Edition edition (March 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 22, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J6OMPVS
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INTRAPRENEURSHIP: IGNITE INNOVATION! Kindle Edition
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Since Dr. Haller is an intrapreneurship expert with real “hands on” personal success as a serial intrapreneur I found his insights so useful. His book is a sort of been-there; done-that manual that teaches just what the cover says:
“Use intrapreneurship to ignite innovation, recruit and retain key employees, unlock product creation, expand market share, and achieve and sustain higher profits.”
This easy-to-understand book is a must read for intrapreneurs and for enlightened organizations’ executives who want to harness the power of intrapreneurship for success!
For both businesses and employees, intrapreneurship could not possibly be a more important topic in today’s financial environment given the unpredictable nature of the economy and employment. At the same time, I wasn’t looking for a lengthy textbook-like exposition on this subject. I was truly hoping for an easy-to-read explanation of what intrapreneurship is and why it is important to everyone. This book passes that test with flying colors.
I often use “The One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson as my personal standard for excellence in terms of explaining a difficult concept in 100 pages or so. While anyone should be able to explain something in 500 pages, it is rare to find someone who can do it in about 130 pages as Howard Haller does. This book is deserving of five stars on that score alone.
However, his talent for brevity did not prevent Dr. Haller from including well over a dozen down-to-earth case studies after he said what he needed to about intrapreneurship programs. As Harvard University first demonstrated several decades ago, the case study method might be the best possible way to explain difficult business processes in practical terms. By the way, I suspect that a few readers might view some of the case studies in this book as lacking a direct link to intrapreneurship, but there is probably a good reason if they feel that way. Intrapreneurship and intrapreneurs are frequently subtle (and widely-misunderstood) concepts that underlie better-known processes such as leadership and strategic planning. Even when the words “intrapreneur” and “intrapreneurship” are not used in a case study, that does not mean you will not learn important lessons about intrapreneurial solutions for innovation and profitability. In any case, I was delighted to discover that this book includes so many real-life examples of what intrapreneurship really looks like in actual practice.
As with many thought-provoking books, this one is best-viewed as the inspiration for taking the next step with intrapreneurship programs to make businesses and organizations of all sizes more successful. Reading Dr. Haller’s explanations about finding and nurturing intrapreneurs is an excellent start, but it should be only the beginning of a rewarding journey. Does it provide an outline for a business to start the journey? Yes, but it would also be prudent for organizations contemplating this pathway to include an intrapreneurship expert to facilitate the process and establish a detailed framework. I don’t think there is a lengthy list of individuals that can claim true expertise in this area, but the author is clearly one member of this exclusive club. After all, a book can only do so much. If implementing an effective intrapreneurship program was as easy as reading a book, everyone would probably already be doing it. My recommendation is to start with the book and then fasten your seat belt before beginning the exciting journey to intrapreneurship and beyond. In my case, I found that a combination of the paperback and Kindle versions provided the best of paper and digital worlds. It was also refreshing to see that the future promise of intrapreneurs has finally arrived in the 21st century courtesy of Kindle technology.
When employees are given resources and given the job security to fall flat on their face without losing their own money, great things can happen. Several ideas in this book are things that I have thought about in my position (for example having employees bookmark time to think of new and better ways to do their job), so to see all the innovation that came from other companies who did just that makes me feel as though I am on the right path.
Plus employees who are given support and free range are so much happier in their job, which helps you to retain them and get the most out of them. I recommend this book to anyone who is in management or desires to be one day. The examples of successful Intrapreneurial programs alone is well worth the price. Good read.
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