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Making Ideas Happen

Making Ideas Happen
Published March 1, 2012 by Scott Belsky

Ideas are worthless if you can't make them happen.

Generating new ideas is easy, it's executing that is hard. Whether it's an everyday problem or a bold new concept, you must transform vision into reality for an idea to have value.

In Making Ideas Happen, Behance founder Scott Belsky chronicles the process behind the legendary teams at Disney, IDEO, and Google — as well as individuals like John Maeda, Seth Godin, and Chris Anderson — to share tried-and-true methods for overcoming the obstacles between vision and reality.


Making Ideas Happen

by Scott Belsky

Making Ideas Happen Book

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Making Ideas Happen will change the way you work:

  1. Limit your "reactionary workflow" and start pushing ideas forward.
  2. Learn how to work with a bias towards action.
  3. Reconcile urgent versus important to focus on what matters.
  4. Overcome the stigma of self-marketing to maximize the impact of your ideas.
  5. Maximize the creative chemistry of your team.
  6. Break free of consensus and bureaucracy.

Praise for Making Ideas Happen

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part.”
Guy Kawasaki, Former Apple Chief Evangelist

“Belsky provides a compendium of the knowledge one needs to turn a great idea into something tangible.”
John Battelle, Co-founder of WIRED and BoingBoing

“Practical and perfect ways to implement your ideas with peace of mind.”
Leo Babauta, Author of the popular blog

“This book is like a Swiss Army knife for ideas.”
Ji Lee, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

“Scott Belsky has observed how designers think and has created a way to help them make the complex clear - and the actionable achievable.”
Richard Grefé, CEO, AIGA

“There are techniques in this book that can turn disorganized creative prima donnas into organized creative prima donnas.”
Chuck Porter, Co-chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

“Making Ideas Happen is a must-have guide for leaders across industries that want to push creativity towards a tangible outcome.”
Karen Kaplan, President, Hill Holliday

More about Scott Belsky

Co-Founder Behance. Making Ideas Happen is a must-have guide for leaders across industries that want to push creativity towards a tangible outcome. Follow him on Twitter @scottbelsky.

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