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A hands-on practical book for creating a company culture that empowers employees to work on their own ideas and drive growth.
A hands-on practical book for creating a company culture that empowers employees to work on their own ideas and drive growth.
495 backers pledged $38,220 to help bring this project to life.

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KICKSTARTER EDITION: THE INTRAPRENEUR’S JOURNEY

THE INTRAPRENEUR’S JOURNEY will be a 270-page book + a backer-only awards for new and experienced practitioners of the Lean Startup and Design Thinking principles.

ABOUT THE INTRAPRENEUR’S JOURNEY, LEAN STARTUP Co. EDITION

Perhaps the most under-utilized assets in most companies are the ideas in their employees’ heads.

Our book helps you learn three key things:

  • How to tap into your employees' passion to drive growth 
  • How to assess your organization using our Intrapreneurship model: See how different innovation programs provide varied levels of effectiveness 
  • How to use our “recipe book” for going from 0 to 100 (from no innovation program to a cohesive program that effectively drives growth)

Many books have been written on how to develop an innovation culture, but our book is unique. We provide hands-on practical tools for implementing systemic change. Our Intrapreneurship Empowerment Model describes the components of an effective and sustainable internal innovation program.

How are the Kickstarter funds to be used?

If we meet our funding goal of $30,000, we’ll set new stretch goals and add cool bonus rewards for all backers at different funding levels. The more people we can get to back the campaign, the more valuable and rewarding this Lean Startup Co. publishing experiment becomes to everyone who backs it.

Support for The Intrapreneur's Journey


'The Intrapreneurs Journey is a must-read for any entrepreneur, manager or CEO who seeks to unleash innovation inside the company to successfully compete and win in today’s fast-changing external environment. The lessons and firsthand experience that Molotsi and Zias share from the world’s leading innovators are artfully translated into a practical “how-to” guide that is both entertaining and enlightening. Any company that seeks to treat every day as "Day One" inside their company should turn to this book as the recipe for success.'

– Brad D. Smith, Chairman and CEO, Intuit

"Intrapraneurs are invaluable to any company that wants to create sustainable growth through innovation. The Intrapraneur's Journey is not just about the process of channeling and maximizing their power, complete with detailed steps and real-life examples, but the culture that supports it. The politics, pitfalls and, most of all the power of working in this way are all covered, making it a compelling read for anyone who's ready to take their organization to the next level."

– Eric Ries, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way, Co-founder Lean Startup Co.


Stretch Goal

Great news, we've exceeded 100% of the campaign goal! 

When we reach $60k funding, every single backer will gain access to a private, invite-only, 60 minute Q&A webinar with us.

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Some Sneak Previews

The Intrapreneurship Empowerment Model, from our book, described:

Risks and challenges

Our plan is to work hard to meet all estimated dates for the e-book, the hardcover book, and all other backer rewards. But, it wouldn’t be shocking to hit some delays along the way, particularly in the realm of hardcover publication.

This project is a publishing experiment, a collaborative one, so we plan to keep you informed of every development along the way. As we hit, or even adjust dates for major milestones, we will let you know what is going on and why.

Most of the writing for "The Intrapreneur’s Journey" has been completed, but we plan to use the success of this Kickstarter to match us with the right published for hardcover edits, layout, formatting, and distribution. The “who and how” variables are considerable, thus the September hardcover publication date could slip.

We plan to work closely with team members to get the book printed and distributed as quickly as possible after the Kickstarter succeeds. We will, however, adhere to this wonderful African saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” We want to go far, with YOU.

In fact, we will only go with YOU, and with our publishing team. Together we will all go far to greatly improve the lives of intrapreneurial corporate citizens and their customers.

Thank Yous

We humbly thank the innovation leaders at Intuit, IDEO, Proctor & Gamble, and the Stanford Design School (D.School) for the amazing doses of mentorship, and friendship that have made our journey possible

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    Innovation Catalyst Method Cards Packet

    You'll receive a PDF booklet of "Design for Delight" method cards from Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint, and other software products. Plus you receive the backer awards above.

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    Your Name in Lights

    Your name will appear in the Acknowledgements section of "The Intrapreneur's Journey". Plus you receive a hardcover copy of "The Startup Way" by Eric Ries and all the other backer awards above!

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    Hosted Attendance at LSCo. Conference

    Jeff and Hugh meet you at the conference, hand you your personal pass, meet for lunch and make introductions.
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    Jeff or Hugh Speak at Your Company

    One of "The Intrapreneur's Journey" authors come to your company and speaks at an event of your design. The schedule is of course to be negotiated to mutual benefit.

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    Intrapreneurship Transformation Coaching

    Intrapreneurship Transformation Coaching

    You will receive 2 hours of coaching from Hugh and Jeff focusing on key portions of the Intrapreneurship Model.

    You will also receive a 7-hour private session with Rachel Evans (Innovation coach and practitioner for the past 15 years, Rachel was part of the small team who brought design thinking to Intuit, drove the growth of their Innovation Catalyst community, and coached leaders to be effective innovation leaders.) Includes:

    - Assessment of your innovation leadership behaviors, based on the Intrapreneurship Model: how well are you enabling Freedom, Design Thinking, Collaboration, Experimentation, and Aligning for Yes? (self assessment, and assessment by your chosen employees and peers)
    - 1:1 Coaching to determine specific areas for improving your leadership of the Intrapreneurship Model, and how to begin making a positive shift.
    - Assessment of your Innovation culture and environment (with up to 4 peers of your choice)
    - Collaborative meeting to determine best next steps to shift your culture to become a more successful innovation culture

    Requirements for 7-hour session with Rachel:

    - Must take place in San Diego or Orange counties (California) OR be performed by video conference
    - If performed on site, must provide a conference room or private space for all activities
    - Must invite desired assessors and peers to the assessment portions of the day
    - To be scheduled at a time that works for all parties involved

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    Lunch w/ Brad Smith, CEO, Intuit

    Lunch with Brad Smith, Chairman and CEO of Intuit.
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