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Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

Scott Belsky

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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Book Information

Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 243
ISBN-13: 9781591844112
ISBN-10: 1591844118
Language: English

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October 08, 2010

I know, I know - I promised there would not be a long gap for best selling books around the country - but it has been a pretty busy summer!  So, I will not prolong the wait. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION

July 15, 2010

Summer may be the time for hitting the beach, visiting those in-laws or just plain relaxing in the shade, but that doesn't keep our customers from opening up a good book while doing so!  Here's what people everywhere were reading this past June from 8CR's International Best Selling Book Listing! FRANCE: Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently by Gregory Berns BELGUIM: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky The NETHERLANDS: Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

April 21, 2010

If you haven't been keeping up with Sally over on inBubbleWrap, I humbly recommend you start doing so. And this week would be a good time to start, because she is giving away Scott Belsky's wonderful new book, Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality. She named her post "Making Your Dreams Real," which may sound hyperbolic, but if you're a creative person (whether you're starting a business or a novel) you know that "Making Ideas Happen" really is "Making Your Dreams Real. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

March 24, 2010

Rework is a beautifully conceived and designed book, certainly among this year's best. Springing from the big brains of the people at 37signals, the ideas and insights provided are well-written, short and actionable, and they're smartly split up with illustrations by Milwaukeean Mike Rohde. The text alone is probably worthy of an award, but enlisting Rohde to add what he calls skecthnotes puts it in an artistic class business books rarely enter. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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"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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