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Life is not exactly a bed of roses for most innovation leaders andintrapreneurs—those assertive, innovative, corporaterisk-takers who passionately turn ideas into profitable products.They take on corporate sacred cows and face down challenges thatwould cause less driven and less talented people to quickly throwtheir hands down in defeat. They struggle daily to unleashentrepreneurial thinking while dealing with an army of peoplefiercely dedicated to maintaining the status quo.

The question for business leaders is simple: How can innovationleaders and intrapreneurs freely operate in a corporation thatwants to keep things the way they are? The answer is alsosimple…Read The Open Innovation Revolution.

This practical guide reveals that, without the right people todrive innovation processes, your odds of success shrinkdramatically. And as open innovation becomes the norm, developingthe right people skills—networking, communicating withstakeholders, building your personal brand and the ability to sellideas—is essential for your innovation leaders andintrapreneurs.

Starting with a foreword from world-changing innovator andbestselling author Guy Kawasaki, The Open InnovationRevolution looks closely at:

  • Open innovation—the visionary model that more and morecompanies are adopting
  • Innovation leaders and intrapreneurs—and the essentialelements that must be put in place for these people to thrive
  • The people-related roadblocks that can impede innovation andsome ways these can be overcome
  • The personal leadership skills you will need to develop as aninnovation leader or intrapreneur

Written by innovation thought leader Stefan Lindegaard, TheOpen Innovation Revolution helps you know if openinnovation is right for your organization, and then shows you howto prepare those within your organization to make the leap into thechallenging, new world of open innovation.

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