Geraldine Aresteanu

Dictionary: …preneurs


Intelligent HQInnerpreneurs find their inspiration within themselves and start their businesses as a way to achieve their personal growth rather than that of the company. Driven by a strong purpose, they find their personal fulfillment and satisfaction through their work.

(Definition by Intelligent HQ)

Link to “What Is An Innerpreneur?”




IntrapreneurA career manager who creates shareholder value by utilizing and managing the assets of the corporation as if he or she is the owner. A person who starts or manages a new business within an already established company or group. A person within a company that is given the ability and responsibility to create and develop new directions in business, with few traditional controls of risk and fiscal responsibility. (Definitions by Urban Dictionary)

Link to “Interview with an Intrapreneur”




Geraldine AresteanuAn extrapreneur is the intrapreneur who not only chooses to apply her/his talents to her/his own organization, but also applies those talents externally to other organizations and then brings those experiences back internally.

(Definition by Michele DeStefano, Law Professor)

Link to “The rise of the extrapreneur: making cross-sector collaboration happen”




Flavia Dobraca‘Minipreneurs’: a vast army of consumers turning entrepreneurs; including small and micro businesses, freelancers, side-businesses, weekend entrepreneurs, web-driven entrepreneurs, part-timers, free agents, cottage businesses, seniorpreneurs, co-creators, mompreneurs, pro-ams, solopreneurs, eBay traders, advertising-sponsored bloggers and so on.

(Definition by

Link to “Who wants to be a Minipreneur?”




Geraldine AresteanuA woman who has children and family and runs a business at the same time.

(Definition by Lindsay White, Founder of Lot 801)

Link to “Momtrepreneur’s Million Dollar Idea”]




Geraldine AresteanuSelf-employed individual who is aged 55 and older.

(Definition by Small Business BC)

Link to “Starting your own business in retirement”




WantrepreneurSomeone who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.

(Definition by Urban Dictionary)

Link to: “Are You An Entrepreneur Or a ‘Wantrepreneur’?



Featured photographers & copyright: Geraldine Aresteanu (Intrapreneur, Extrapreneur, Momtrepreneur, Seniorpreneur) and Flavia Dobraca (Minipreneur, Wantrepreneur).

Copyright Innerpreneur: Intelligent HQ

Constantin Severin

Welcome Back, Repats!

Repatriation of Romanians back to their homeland has been driven so far rather by personal motivators (family members left behind, personal or spouses’ adaptation issues living abroad, homesickness, longing for friends, nostalgia …). Repatriation sounds therefore to be a personal choice.

Unfortunately, repatriation linked solely to personal reasons often triggers professional dissatisfaction, difficulties in finding a job similar to the one held abroad, needy management of expectations related to the national labor market (ranging from local market knowledge to domestic compensation & benefits structures), lack of induction to the present status of the business & employment acumen, a poor professional network on local grounds, etc. All these threats eventually lead back to personal dissatisfaction, regrets, second thoughts, what if’s …


Is it possible to turn repatriation reasoning into a professional choice?

Can repatriates achieve both personal and professional satisfaction in Romania?

Positive reply is coming from Deutsche Bank’s DB Global Technology center, whose Vice President | Head of HR, Mrs. Iulia Cirmaciu, we recently interviewed.Continue reading

Cristian Motca_Intrapreneur

Interview with an Intrapreneur

Cristian Motca: “Intrapreneurs can be the transition architects to a new culture, to a new business model that, one way or another, will spread faster that we can think now, model that will make not solely the difference in the market, but it will be the engine of further development of companies.”Continue reading

Rebecca. File

Rebecca. File

Archiving Creation, Feelings, Impressions and Emotions


…the classical best-selling novel of British writer Daphne du Maurier (1938).

…the cult thriller, addressing both critics and the general public, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1940).

…the Gothic play recounted in a musical-hit by Hungarian-born American composer Sylvester Lévay and German librettist Michael Kunze (2006).

Rebecca – one of the most famous absent presences in universal culture: the WOMAN, with its flaws and overblown virtues (so we are told); faceless and indistinguishable, for no brush stroke or camera lens can ever grasp her essence (so we infer). Following her violent demise from the material world, Rebecca lingers on in the minds of those close to her and those who crossed her path in one way or another. If anything, this very absence makes her loved, hated, sought-after, a mystery with no single key.Continue reading

Salary Expectations

Salary Expectations

Another controversial article is making internet rounds and debatable waves these days. The CEO of a career consulting company speaks strongly against the right of employers to ask candidates about their current salary or financial package. She advises job applicants to refuse divulging their present salary and to insist on firmly stating salary expectations only. Moreover, she urges candidates to become quite verbally aggressive toward potential employers if they ‘dare’ asking such questions (?!).

Subsequently, I have read a variety of comments related to the above mentioned article. In my professional opinion however, I would say that the author of the article did rather a disservice to potential job seekers. Therefore, as much as my input will not be a ‘popular’ argumentation, I will herewith state my point of view on this subject.

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Life and Business Lessons


Life and Business Lessons

Disney’s legacy goes above and beyond the more than 300 beloved Walt Disney movies & other than 660 Walt Disney Company films, fabulous Disney songs, characters, media networks, parks & resorts, studio entertainment, toys, consumer products of all kinds….

Disney’s legacy is moreover the wisdom, the life guidance and business lesson. We all have inherited this fortune! Treasure it!

Featured Photographer: Flavia Dobraca

Our Epoch Reverie Unmanageable? Hereafter Trust! Impoverished? No! Moving on Choices Happy Don’t give up! Dreams come true Spirit Work up! Because ….
Our Epoch

“The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.”

Walt Disney


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney


“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Walt Disney


“Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”

Walt Disney


“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

Walt Disney


“You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”

Walt Disney

Moving on

“I do not like to repeat successes; I like to go on to other things.”

Walt Disney


“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”

Roy E. Disney


“Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.”

Walt Disney

Not quitting

“The difference in winning and losing is most often … not quitting.”

Walt Disney

Dreams come true

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

Walt Disney


“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.”

Walt Disney

Working up

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

Life and Business Lessons

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

Walt Disney