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Nov 19, 2015
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sitzmark
outro
solipsism
intrapreneur
bathos

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intrapreneur

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-truh-pruh-NUHR, -NOOR, -NYOOR)

MEANING:
noun: An employee who works as an entrepreneur within an established company, having the freedom to take risks and act independently.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of intra- (within) + entrepreneur, from French entreprendre (to undertake), from Latin inter- (between) + prendere (to take). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize or to take), which also gave us pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, osprey, prison, impregnable, impresa, pernancy, and prise. Earliest documented use: 1978.

USAGE:
“‘Don’t change companies, change the company you’re in,’ advises one social intrapreneur.”
Stefan Stern; How to Build a Better World from Inside Business; Financial Times (London, UK); Apr 24, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One cannot hire a hand; the whole man always comes with it. -Peter Drucker, management consultant, professor, and writer (19 Nov 1909-2005)

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