Intrapreneur's Commandment #10

[From Intrapreneur's 10 Commandments, Wall Street Journal 5/23/96, Small Business: David in Goliath, Timothy D. Schellhardt]

Intrapreneur is a term that basically means someone with an Entrepreneur's attitude and approach but who's playing field is within the boundary of a company.

10) Honor your sponsors.

As the above is the last of the 10 commandments, all 10 are listed below.

  1. Do any job needed to make your project work regardless of your job description.
  2. Share credit wisely.
  3. Remember, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
  4. Come to work each day willing to be fired.
  5. Ask for advice before asking for resources.
  6. Follow your intuition about people; build a team of the best.
  7. Build a quiet coalition for your idea; early publicity triggers the corporate immune system.
  8. Never bet on a race unless you are running in it.
  9. Be true to your goals, but realistic about ways to achieve them.
  10. Honor your sponsors.