Recorp is a federation of successful entrepreneurs who have built and sold startups for more than $10 million. A Recorper is, in many respects, the most essential talent in the modern economy.
Meet The Recorpers
No One Understands Corporate Intransigence Like An Acquired Startup Founder
Let’s be honest. The hard part of enterprise entrepreneurship is culture, not computers. In every organization, there’s an established system of power, process, and politics. These legacy cultural operating systems almost always serve as the real reason why mission critical change never materializes. And it has resulted in a cultural diseconomy of scale: A company whose corporate culture cannot transform at the speed of the modern economy will lose market share to a new entrant who is smaller, faster, and more agile.
No one understands this dynamic, and more importantly how to overcome it, better than a startup founder who has been acquired. This is Recorp’s secret sauce.
Measure The Cost Of Not Innovating
No business actually needs AI, design thinking, agile, or blockchain. They need to improve efficiency, boost sales, and restructure their operating costs. Powerful entrepreneurial tools become shiny toys when they’re not tied to a critical business problem.
Always Pitch an Outcome; Never Pitch an Idea
Few people with power risk anything when they say “no” to an idea. But when you achieve a vital outcome, and then ask for a larger investment it redefines the power dynamic so that resistance carries a large political risk.
Punks and Godfathers
Enterprise entrepreneurship is impossible without empowered entrepreneurs. That empowerment happens at scale when a powerful executive uses their political capital to find and fight for all the entrepreneurs in the company. This coalition is always the beginning of the new normal.