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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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"Though creation always begins with an idea, ideas don't always lead to creation; examining why that's so, online entrepreneur Belsky finds that, no matter how unique or radically different ideas may be, the individuals and teams who carry those ideas to fruition share a number of common traits, such as engaging peers and leveraging communal forces. In this guide to realizing ideas, Belsky examines those traits in detail. Chapters like 'The Chemistry of the Creative Team' set forth an action-based plan that forgoes time-wasting meetings and other corporate culture standbys, citing studies, progressive thinkers and case studies of companies like Best Buy, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Modern-day successes, Belsky contends, have traded 'the traditional butts-in-chairs mindset' for a 'Results Only Work Environment,' where employees are compensated based on achievement of specified goals, rather than work hours. Ultimately, Belsky insists, creative success is a matter of rethinking methods and increasing focus, while emphasizing and rewarding old-fashioned passion and perspiration." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Belsky has spent six years studying the habits of especially productive people and teams--the ones who make their ideas happen time and time again. Here, the author presents their most powerful--and sometimes counterintuitive--practices.

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andquot;Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part.andquot;

-Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment

According to productivity expert Scott Belsky, no one is born with the ability to drive creative projects to completion. Execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues.

As the founder and CEO of Behance, a company on a mission to empower and organize the creative world, Belsky has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across industries. Now he has compiled the principles and techniques they share, and presents a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.

While many of us focus on generating and searching for great ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.

Synopsis:

"Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part."

-Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment

According to productivity expert Scott Belsky, no one is born with the ability to drive creative projects to completion. Execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues.

As the founder and CEO of Behance, a company on a mission to empower and organize the creative world, Belsky has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across industries. Now he has compiled the principles and techniques they share, and presents a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.

While many of us focus on generating and searching for great ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.

About the Author

Scott Belsky is the founder and CEO of Behance, which operates the leading online platform for creative professionals, as well as the 99% Conference, a major annual symposium on execution in creative industries. Previously he helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman Sachs.

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Derek Neuland, July 15, 2010 (view all comments by Derek Neuland)
I just picked this up today and devoured it. I always have trouble of coming up with great ideas and never following through with them. After reading this book, I feel more equipped to make those ideas into a reality. It's divided into small sections so it's a really easy read. I found myself thinking "i'll just read one more section" over and over again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781591843122
Subtitle:
Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
Author:
Belsky, Scott
Publisher:
Portfolio Trade
Subject:
Management Science
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Creative ability in business
Subject:
Business management
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120327
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w images throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25x6.40x.90 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Though creation always begins with an idea, ideas don't always lead to creation; examining why that's so, online entrepreneur Belsky finds that, no matter how unique or radically different ideas may be, the individuals and teams who carry those ideas to fruition share a number of common traits, such as engaging peers and leveraging communal forces. In this guide to realizing ideas, Belsky examines those traits in detail. Chapters like 'The Chemistry of the Creative Team' set forth an action-based plan that forgoes time-wasting meetings and other corporate culture standbys, citing studies, progressive thinkers and case studies of companies like Best Buy, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Modern-day successes, Belsky contends, have traded 'the traditional butts-in-chairs mindset' for a 'Results Only Work Environment,' where employees are compensated based on achievement of specified goals, rather than work hours. Ultimately, Belsky insists, creative success is a matter of rethinking methods and increasing focus, while emphasizing and rewarding old-fashioned passion and perspiration." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Belsky has spent six years studying the habits of especially productive people and teams--the ones who make their ideas happen time and time again. Here, the author presents their most powerful--and sometimes counterintuitive--practices.
"Synopsis" by ,

andquot;Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part.andquot;

-Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment

According to productivity expert Scott Belsky, no one is born with the ability to drive creative projects to completion. Execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues.

As the founder and CEO of Behance, a company on a mission to empower and organize the creative world, Belsky has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across industries. Now he has compiled the principles and techniques they share, and presents a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.

While many of us focus on generating and searching for great ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.

"Synopsis" by ,

"Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part."

-Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment

According to productivity expert Scott Belsky, no one is born with the ability to drive creative projects to completion. Execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues.

As the founder and CEO of Behance, a company on a mission to empower and organize the creative world, Belsky has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across industries. Now he has compiled the principles and techniques they share, and presents a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.

While many of us focus on generating and searching for great 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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