How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition, time and time 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 strengthened by anyone willing to build their organizational habits and harness the forces of community. 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 especially productive creative people and teams—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:
In an increasingly flexible and entrepreneurial environment, creative minds have the opportunity (and responsibility) to solve and change industries—but they can only do that if they overcome the obstacles. 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.
©2010 Scott Belsky (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
"If you care about your art, your job or your market, you really have no choice. This is strategy and tactics, concepts and how-to, all in one on a topic that's often overlooked." (Seth Godin, author of Linchpin)
"Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This audio book helps you with the hard part." (Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop and former chief evangelist of Apple)
I actually can't write a review of the actual contents of this book because the computer reading it was so f***ing annoying that I just couldn't take it. I listen for at least 2 hours and got nothing out of it because the inflections, emphasis and lilt of the voice is just wrong enough that I found myself trying to interpret what it was trying to say and once you start concentrating on the details like this, the message is lost. It droned in my ear in a tone akin to fingernails on a black board and I found myself repeating a new manta ... 'you gotta be kidding me! you gotta be kidding me!'
All kidding aside, this reading is bad, really bad. So much so that I honestly believe it verges on fraudulent. There should be a warning somewhere stating "THIS BOOK IS NOT READ BY A HUMAN". This was the first, and last book I'll buy from Audible until I see warnings like that because I don't want to take a chance and waste my money on another book as horrible as this one.
Good delivery. Very densely packed with a lot of good, clear, realistically actionable information that is business newbie friendly. I keep this one in heavy rotation, as it's the type of read where you'll hear something new differently every time around. It's one of those gifts that just keeps on giving!
The book is well written and the ides are easy to understand. Unfortunately, I've heard Mr. Hagen read fiction before and I think he does a much better job of that. It's a little easy to get lost when he's reading a business book and I kept having to rewind and listen to sections over again.
Working on "me" version 2.0, love the idea of audible books to expand my mind while driving, biking, or hanging out! Onward and upward!!
Listening to teaching books to me is easier and help me learn better on the subject. This book does not feel like a study guide but more like a coaching session from a high powered business coach.
Well laid out to build ideas, author was good at the process of problem-why the problem- soluction -action steps
NA this is a teaching book
Great listen/read for anyone who wants to learn to put ideas to action.
business books fan
i pick this book by the title, not knowing really what was in it.
to my surprise i was infront of research about creativity and entrepreneurship all what i trully enjoy and love, the book is about how to get the ball rolling, and how to get things in action for creative people. a must read
ZEN. LDS. GTD. FTW.
If you don't read many books, and you want to understand how creative people think, there may be something new in here for you.
The book goes on and on without actually saying anything, and I think the narrator did what he could with what he had.
I think it describes creative people pretty well, and the stereotypes involved.
I couldn't finish it. My time is valuable, and I wasn't getting any useful tips from it so I cut it short less than half way. Perhaps the second half is "bottom heavy" with great information, but I doubt it.
this book couldn't hold my attention. Maybe that says something about me but I don't think so.
Yes, it offer actionable advice, even if it the message is not always welcomed. Idea people often don't want to hear the their ideas aren;t important unless executable.
Okay, some of the other reviews are giving Don Hagan a bad wrap. He did a great job delivering the information with a fatherly tone. There are always multiple way to go with delivery. Don Hagan's director obviously wanted fatherly. Yes, it could have been delivered like a motivational speech, but it wasn't, however the delivery is great none the less.
No, too long, plus it's a good commute book.
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