Rise of the Innerpreneur

A More Accurate Innerpreneur Timeline

Innerpreneur Books

Almost two years ago to this date I had my first desire to write about Innerpreneurs. And, at the time, the only place I had ever heard of Innerpreneurs was in the cultural marketing book Karma Queens, Geek Gods and Innerpreneurs by Ron Rentel. Thus, I credited Ron for the creation of the word in my first article on the topic, Are You An Innerpreneur?.

It Ain’t So

Now that I am older and wiser, I’ve discovered that Rentel was actually the 3rd author, to my knowledge, to use the term. The 1st person to write about Innerpreneurs was Rebecca Maddox in 1996 with her guide on how to Inc. Your Dreams, and then there was Phillip Dignan in 2007 with his examination of true wealth in Secrets of the Wealthy Mind.

Both authors, like Rentel, use the term Innerpreneur to describe a person shaping their business around their passions and values. Interestingly, none of the authors mention each others work. So whether they were inspired by each other or by Someone Else, I do not know. Either way, it seems Innerpreneuring was an idea destined to spread.

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About Tara Joyce

Hello! I'm Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me. I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

8 Thoughts on “A More Accurate Innerpreneur Timeline

  1. I love that term: innerpreneur. I'm striving to be one – soon!

  2. TY for sharing this information.

  3. From looking at your site, Angela, I'd say you have no need to
    strive. You are one. Welcome and thanks for commenting.

  4. My pleasure, Ananda. Thanks for reading!

  5. Thanks Tara, I thought I had to be earning a living from my passions to qualify as an innerpreneur? That's what I meant when I said I'm striving to get there. If that's not the case than, yes I am a member of the club!

  6. If the goal has been set and your motivated to do it, I am sure soon
    enough the earning part will come. I started Innerpreneuring without
    an income, and it came not too soon later.

  7. Kuddos to you for digging into the history.

  8. Thanks, Rae. It was through referral that I learned of Inc. Your

    Dreams and Secrets of the Wealthy Mind. Both interesting reads for an

    Innerpreneur.

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A More Accurate Innerpreneur Timeline

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