They are the fabled ones. The employees who take ownership, try new things, and go in over their heads for the good of the company.
Find a team of intrapreneurs, and your chances of a successful business just skyrocketed.
That was the topic - among many others - that digital dragon Nicole Verkindt and I chatted about during our conversation. She sounded off on how to have "adult conversations" with employees and told me about her '12 angry men'. It's well worth a read.
Interestingly, intrapreneurship is talked about a lot, but rarely is the word used. For example, Verkindt talked about finding employees who are "entrepreneurs within a company". Another founder I interviewed - Marie Chevrier from Sampler - talks about employees "taking ownership".