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Greg Larkin

Co-Founder at Recorp

Greater New York City Area, United States

I'm on a mission to empower entrepreneurs to do their most transformative work inside of huge companies. I wrote the book "This Might Get Me Fired" to help others make this mission real. And I co-founded Recorp because I'm still making it real.

Here's what I've learned so far:
- A survivor is more impactful than a superhero
- Innovation only works when there’s a high cost of not innovating
- Exponential growth always starts with strange solidarity between punks and pinstripes
- Opposition is validation - if no one is trying to kill you then you haven’t yet innovated
- In a huge company 'can’t' is usually a bullshit excuse for 'won’t' or 'don’t'

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New York CIty
Speaking Topics: Future of Work, Design Thinking, Corporate Innovation, Fintech, Startups in Latin America

Greg Larkin Points
Academic 0
Author 63
Influencer 3
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 66

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Recorp
Theatre: United States
Media Experience: 15
Last Media Training: 09/11/2019
Last Media Interview: 09/16/2019

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy
Change Management
Design Thinking 30.09
Digital Disruption 32.86
Future of Work
Innovation 30.09
Leadership 31.64
Open Innovation
Predictive Analytics
Agile 32.34
Blockchain 30.10
Entrepreneurship 30.09

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking


3 Article/Blogs
The Blockchain and The Innovation Decoy
January 11, 2019
In my work launching new products in big companies I’ve seen that the real reason many huge companies publicly celebrate innovation is to avoid having to actually innovate. Because the hard part of intrapreneurship is rarely that the technology is too complex, or the user flow indecipherable, or the unmet market need opaque. The hard part is that someone in the organisation thinks they’re doing it already. Even if your project is mission critical and your results are indispensable that person will still try to thwart you.

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Tags: Blockchain, Innovation

Innovate. Even If It Gets You Fired
April 26, 2018
The following is an edited excerpt from my new book, This Might Get Me Fired: A Manual for Thriving in the Corporate Entrepreneurial Underground .

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Tags: Innovation, Entrepreneurship

"Those Post It Notes Cost $12mn" - Why Design Thinking Is Doomed
June 13, 2017
My first design thinking bootcamp 7 years ago felt like sun breaking through dark clouds. Years of slow, politically-fraught product launches in big finance had beaten me down. 70% of my job was consumed by politics rather than what I loved doing: solving an entrenched problem in an empathetic and differentiated way. I embraced design thinking with the zeal of the newly converted. Soon after I quit that job and it changed my life.

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Tags: Design Thinking

1 Book
This Might Get Me Fired
Lioncrest Books
April 26, 2018
Every corporation should be more afraid of extinction than change—but few are. In This Might Get Me Fired, innovator and intrapreneur Greg Larkin shares what he’s learned by launching more than thirty new products with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. It shows intrapreneurs how to find one another, join together, and succeed in ways that seem unimaginable until they are inevitable.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Disruption, Leadership

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