Unlocking Social Impact with the Power of Creativity

Q&A with Tamara Christensen, Design Thinking Expert The Social Innovation Summit convenes leading thinkers and doers in the social impact space. Their last convening took place on November 18th and 19th in Silicon Valley, California. We stopped Tamara Christensen at a recent event to ask her how she helps brands, businesses and nonprofits get creative […]

Why is Intrapreneurship Worth the Effort?

The last in our series of short insights from The Intrapreneur Lab, is Damian Payiatakis, Director of Strategic Development at Barclays Wealth, Lab participant in the 2013 Lab and invited back as faculty 1 year later. We interviewed Damian back in October 2013. The Intrapreneur Lab: What challenges lie ahead for you and your project? […]

Why Intrapreneurship is Gaining Momentum

As part of the series of short insights from faculty members of the Intrapreneur Lab, we spoke last October to Adrian Ristow, Special Projects Director at Coca-Cola and lead on Project Last Mile. The Intrapreneur Lab: Why is intrapreneurship gaining momentum? Adrian: An intrapreneur is someone who is trying to drive some type of change […]

The Power of Intrapreneurship

As part of the series of short insights from faculty members of the Intrapreneur Lab, we spoke to Anuradha Bajaj, who at the time was acting head of the Private Sector Department at the Department for International Development and mentor at The Intrapreneur Lab. The Intrapreneur Lab: What’s your view of intrapreneurship? Anuradha: I think […]

The Qualities of a Successful Intrapreneur

As part of the series of short insights from faculty members of the Intrapreneur Lab, we spoke to Professor David Grayson CBE, Director of Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management. The Intrapreneur Lab: ‘What is an Intrapreneur’? David: Well I think social intrapreneurs are people working inside large businesses who develop ideas, […]

Lessons for Aspiring Intrapreneurs

The past 12–months have been a whirlwind of growth for The Intrapreneur Lab – the accelerator programme for social innovations inside large companies conceived by Leadership Laboratories, Accenture and Business Fight Poverty and now held in business schools across the world. The pace of growth is to us a clear indicator that intrapreneurship is a […]

Barclays, Intrapreneurship and The Intrapreneur Lab

On 16 September, Milan Samani, Director of the Intrapreneur Lab, interviewed Mark Thain, Vice President, Social Innovation, Barclays, and Damian Payiatakis, Director of Strategic Development, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management. The conversation covered Barclay’s approach to supporting intrapreneurship and innovation, and their experience with The Intrapreneur Lab – a collaboration between Business Fights Poverty, Accenture […]

Collaboration: The Essential Key to Intrapreneurism

Today I interviewed Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative, and Milan Samani, Director, The Intrapraneur Lab, about the connection between partnership and intrapreneurship. Listen to the full audio below. Some of the questions we talked about were: What is it about partnerships that can be so important to intrapreneurs? What are the main challenges […]

Take a Breather with a Quartet of Social Intrapreneurs

It all started with four hands on a piano. I met Melody McLaren, an Associate at the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in London, during a duet we improvised based on Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time”. OK, I doubt we would have rocked the charts with our recording, but our interests in jazz sparked off […]