Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

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Penguin Publishing Group, Apr 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition again and again

Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare.

According to Scott Belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone willing to develop their organizational habits and leadership capability. That's why he founded Behance, a company that helps creative people and teams across industries develop these skills.

Belsky has spent six years studying the habits of creative people and teams that are especially productive-the ones who make their ideas happen time and time again. After interviewing hundreds of successful creatives, he has compiled their most powerful-and often counterintuitive-practices, such as:

•Generate ideas in moderation and kill ideas liberally
•Prioritize through nagging
•Encourage fighting within your team

While many of us obsess about discovering great new ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.

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Scott Belsky –founder of Behance- is sharing in this book his insight about transforming ideas into reality. Based on the famous quote of Thomas Edison “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety ... Read full review

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Some tips from this book: Action Method for creative projects - involves organizing the project into Action Steps, References and Backburner items. List down all your projects based on the level of ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Scott Belsky is a speaker, writer, and an entrepreneur with a focus on the creative industries. As the founder and CEO of Behance, he oversees the Behance Network, the world's leading platform for creative professionals, with millions of visitors every month, and the annual 99% Conference, devoted to execution in creative teams.

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