Corporations have the upper hand over the startups that threaten to disrupt them. They have the ideas, resources, and — critically — the talent to build new ventures from within. Smart companies — like Amazon, Microsoft, Bosch, and Analog Devices — make these assets count with secret weapons: Corporate Explorers.
These are managers that have the insight, resilience, and discipline to develop revenue-generating channels inside existing organizations. They are part entrepreneur, capable of using innovation disciplines to jump start cutting-edge ideas, and part change leader, able to create a movement within the organization to support investment.