Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs

  • 8h 2m 19s
  • Kaihan Krippendorff
  • Gildan Media
  • 2020

Conventional business wisdom tells us that entrepreneurs are society's main source of innovation. Young founders leave college with a big idea, get to work in a garage, and build something that changes the world. Typical corporate employees, strangled by slow-moving bureaucracy, are blocked from making transformative discoveries.

In Driving Innovation from Within, strategist and advisor Kaihan Krippendorff disproves one of today's biggest business myths to highlight lessons for innovators and leaders. He reveals how many of the modern world's most impactful creations were invented by passionate employee innovators. If it were left up to go-it-alone entrepreneurs, we would not have mobile phones, personal computers, or email.

Distilling more than 150 interviews with internal innovators and leading experts along with insights from the latest research and today's most successful companies, from Tencent and Amazon to Mastercard and Starbucks, Krippendorff lays out a step-by-step playbook to unlock innovation from the inside. He maps the barriers that frustrate efforts to disrupt from within and provides tools to remove them, detailing how visionary leaders can create islands of freedom inside an organization to activate existing employees' potential and beat startups at their own game.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - The Real Innovators Among Us
  • Chapter Two - Six Attributes and Seven Barriers
  • Chapter Three - Intent: Choosing to See and Seize Opportunities
  • Chapter Four - Need: Knowing Where to Look
  • Chapter Five - Options: How to Generate Disruptive Ideas
  • Chapter Six - Value Blockers: Neutralizing “Corporate Antibodies”
  • Chapter Seven - Act: Getting Permission to Experiment
  • Chapter Eight - Team: Building an Agile Team
  • Chapter Nine - Environment: Creating Islands of Freedom
  • Chapter Ten - For Leaders: How to Unleash Internal Innovation