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The Best Blog You’re Not Reading
20 July 2010, by , in Rants and Kudos, 2 comments

There are, of course, millions of blogs on the intertubes these days, so it always gives me great pleasure when I discover one of real value. My latest discovery is the Orgpreneur blog, written by David Gammel of High Context Consulting. Click here to read it.

As David writes, the site is for “people who achieve goals with entrepreneurship from within an organization.”

I find the site appealing because back when I worked inside organizations as a staffer, I was often referred to as being “entrepreneurial.” Funny thing was, I had no idea what that meant. As far as I could tell, it meant “creative.”

But being entrepreneurial is much more than being creative. One dictionary definition is “someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it.” I think this is a great definition.

Many organizations have entrepreneurs within their ranks. David’s blog provides great value on how to exploit these entrepreneurs (in a good way!) and as a result, how to make your organization more effective and valuable to your members and customers.

Read Orgpreneur.

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2 Comments on "The Best Blog You’re Not Reading"

David Gammel - 20 July 2010 Reply

Thanks Wes! "Assumes the risk for it." That is a tremendously powerful phrase right there that gets to the heart of it. Orgpreneurs assume the risk. It can be terrifying to some but not taking on the risk is the more risky approach these days.

Wes Trochlil - 20 July 2010 Reply

Good point. It's riskier NOT to take the risk!

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