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The rapid pace of change makes acceleration a critical part of everything we do.  Like a runner, it is not enough to be running fast, we must be running faster over time. The same is true with organizations – they need to be moving faster in a world that is increasingly more complex and uncertain.

  • Does your organization need to accelerate growth?
  • Which individuals can help you generate new growth?
  • What are the capabilities your organization needs to grow?

The shortage of entrepreneurial leaders at the top of organizations and the inability of many organizations to respond effectively to a rapidly changing world is making ‘corporate entrepreneurship‘ (intrapreneurship) a critical priority for all organizations.

Those organizations that have developed corporate entrepreneurship as a core competency have been able to achieve higher levels of engagement, innovation, growth andprofitability.

The key is developing the entrepreneurial leadership and infrastructure for growth.


Acceleration: Changing the Speed of Growth provides a roadmap for understanding what it takes to develop corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship) as a core competency inside of existing organizations to accelerate new business growth.

Acceleration will be published in three parts – Activation, Renovation andTransformation.

This is Part 1: Activation – entrepreneurs and leaders that possess a core set of action oriented competencies that enable them to successfully build new ventures inside of established organizations.

The skills and capabilities that propelled most executives to the top of organizations in the past are not the skills required to build new businesses. Corporate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders require a new set of competencies that distinguish them from traditional leaders. They are a distinct group of individuals.

Each book will provide insights, tools, and techniques to help you better understand the concepts and what is required to achieve entrepreneurial success inside of existing organizations. It’s more art than science.

There are several goals for this book:

  • Enable you to understand if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Assist you in identifying and developing entrepreneurs
  • Provide you with ways to eliminate barriers and obstacles
  • Help you create an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive.

Acceleration: Changing the Speed of Growth provides an insiders view of corporate entrepreneurship and what it takes to accelerate growth in a rapidly changing world.

Acceleration is a must read! If you ever wanted to develop a culture of Intrapreneurship, pick up this e-book.  Organizations need to build a culture where entrepreneurship thrives and every employee can leverage their ideas.  Susan Foley does an excellent job of describing the traits of corporate entrepreneurs by drawing on cases from Bill Gates, to Thomas Edison and even Leonardo da Vinci.

Kevin Desouza

Professor at University of Washington, Author, Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas Within Your Organization

Video by Kevin J. Wright
Intrapreneur vs Entrepreneur

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