Entrepreneur or corporate explorer? A new choice for innovators.
Director and Co-Founder of Change Logic, LLC
I look at a Corporate Explorer and I see not only somebody who is driving a new business and new business model and new capability but also incubating a culture.
Corporate explorers can bring their knowledge of how things work in a big company to the table. They understand what resources are available to them, and can leverage those resources to make a successful business.
The role of corporate explorers is evolving as companies look to build more strategic partnerships with startups and other external partners, but it’s still critical to have them in place. As we move into a new era of innovation, where technology will play a larger role in driving business growth, these corporate explorers will become even more essential.
Corporate explorers are the bridge between your company and the startup ecosystem. They help you understand what’s happening on the ground, how startups are using emerging technologies, and how they can be applied to your own products or services
Explorers don’t just look at things from one perspective. They see what others might miss. Explorers think differently about problems. And they take risks. So how do you become an explorer? Start by asking yourself some questions. Are you curious about everything around you? Do you like learning new things? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you’re ready to start exploring.
There’s no doubt that entrepreneurship is exciting and rewarding. But there’s also a lot of hard work involved. And sometimes that hard work isn’t glamorous at all.
As organizations become increasingly complex, innovative, and fast-paced, they need leaders who can build strong relationships within their teams and across organizational boundaries.