Entrepreneurial Employee




Entrepreneurial employee

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo  Vadim Kotelnikov






 7 Things that Differentiate Intrapreneurs from Regular Workforce
Strategic thinking, strategic alignment with the corporate vision and goas
Achievement drive, entrepreneurial attitudes
Proactiveness, initiative, entrepreneurial action
Project thinking, not task thinking; holistic A-to-Z approach to creation and innovation
Risk taking, experimentation
Entrepreneurial leaderships - bottom-up, lateral, self
Extended 24/7 working hours


Intrapreneurship represents a new way of thinking about radical innovation inside organizations.

Intrapreneurship can help you both create competitive disruption internally and defend your company against external competitive disruption.

Intrapreneurs should focus on specific challenges their company already faces.


Intrapreneurship: 6 Core Characteristics


"Create a culture of intrapreneurship. Any professional with experience at innovative companies can contribute to creating a culture where intrapreneurship thrives. That means communicating and supporting values like transparency, rewarding proactive behavior (something corporation aren’t always good at), fixing problems as they arise to avoid normalizing the bad, and encouraging healthy internal competition."


Intrapreneur's Keys To Success

Invent an outstanding innovative solution

Develop a great Innoball-powered Business Case

Know how to sell ideas to decision makers

Make a presentation that inspires change

Define project expectations

Know how to achieve your stretch goals



Coaching by Example:
from an Intrapreneur to a World-changing Venturepreneur

Prior to becoming a radical mega-innovator and world-changing venturepreneur, I was an intrapreneur at the United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT).  I was lucky because the then APCTT Director, Dr. Jürgen Bischoff was very supportive of innovative initiatives which is quite unusual for an United Nations' agency. My intrapreneurial journey was truly exciting because I was given an opportunity to create great lasting innovative value for the entire Asia-Pacific region. I left the UN job many years ago, yet many beneficiaries of my intrapreneurial work keep using my inspirational, educational and training materials on innovation management, business incubation and international technology-based business cooperation developed during that period.

The intrapreneurial journey helped me grow and embark on a greater journey of a world-changing venturepreneur. Shortly after leaving the UN job in 2004. I launched my first global free service − Business e-Coach Inspirational Business e-Coach. Since then, e-Coach has been helping millions of people and organisations from all over the world to become more creative and innopreneurial. I received thousands of THANK-YOU notes during the launch year that encouraged me to keep making the e-Coach bigger and better continuously.

In 2010, I invented Innoball  INNOBALL (INNOvation brainBALL) entrepreneurial simulation game that helps both venturepreneurs and intrapreneurs strengthen their business case, business model and team, and ultimately achieve much more − far beyond their initial aspiration.

Having invented INNOBALL, in the same 2010 I got overwhelmed with a big dream − to invent and establish Innompic Games INNOMPIC GAMES for innopreneurs that would turn the Earth to the Planet of Loving Creators.

INNOMPIC GAMES is a revolutionary huge and complex mega-innovation. Yet, developing Innompic Games, their global strategy, innovative components and contests was a very easy and exciting journey thanks to INNOBALL simulation game which can be played by an entrepreneur both alone and with partners .


 Rajendra Jagdale, my old friend since my intrapreneurial journey at UN APCTT, organised formal announcement of Global Innompic Games at the international ISBA 2016 business incubation conference. Rajendra Jagdale served also as the Chairman of the World's 1st INNOMPIC GAMES 2017 held in India. Othman Ismail, another my old-time partner from Malaysia, was the Chairman of the World 2nd INNOMPIC GAMES 2018 hosted by the University of Kuala Lumpur and co-sponsored by Malaysia Productivity Council.


How to take INITIATIVE on the job: big picture, opportunuties, action



Make a Difference! 



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Achievement-focused Self-Coaching: 6W Questions

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KoRe 10 Tips


Understand that taking initiative is by far the most important way for getting ahead in the workplace and creating breakthrough value.

See the big picture (your place in the value chain and how your position and you relate to the larger scheme of things at work), ask yourself self-management questions, and  Stretch your goals.

Be creatively dissatisfied Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book creatively dissatisfied. Dissatisfaction is a powerful motivator and a catalyst of the creative process if you can turn it into inspiration.

Adopt positive, open-minded, can-do attitude – it will help you to find the way to success and to keep moving towards your stretch goal.

Search for opportunities to create a higher or new value for the organization and its stakeholders. Challenge assumptions and break rules, if necessary.

Develop a roadmap towards the future you want to create. Use the Brainstilling ‒ Brainstorming ‒ Brainstilling ( 3Bs) approach to strategic creativity.

Be intrapreneurial. Be willing to undertake something new without being asked to do so and transforms your idea into a successful mini-project.

COCA Principle of Achievement

Engage others: sell them your idea, defrost the status quo, form a guiding coalition of change leaders, start moving and celebrate small victories jointly.

Learn forward as you go. Ask Learning SWOT Questions after every major step forward.

Promote your success story: make presentations that inspire change, be an inspirational story teller, use suggestion systems to spread the message.




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