Making Ideas Happen

Making Ideas Happen ❰EPUB❯ ✼ Making Ideas Happen Author Scott Belsky – Bluevapours.co.uk How The World S Leading Innovators Push Their Ideas To Fruition Again And Again Edison Famously Said That Genius Is Percent Inspiration, Percent Perspiration Ideas For New Businesses, Solutions To T How The World S Leading Innovators Push Their Ideas To Fruition Again And Again Edison Famously Said That Genius IsPercent Inspiration,Percent Perspiration Ideas For New Businesses, Making Ideas PDF/EPUB or 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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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Making Ideas Happen
  • Scott Belsky
  • English
  • 04 September 2019
  • 159184312X

10 thoughts on “Making Ideas Happen

  1. John says:

    I m of two minds about this book If you re looking for a how to, read Getting Things Done instead The how of making tasks happen ispragmatically covered there.What s compelling about Belsky s book is the sense he gives that many, many conversations led into this book If you read it as a catalogue of the simple things effective creatives do, there s some things to learn here Otherwise, it s not terribly compelling.

  2. Nicole Harkin says:

    Mr Belsky, of www.behance.net, does a great job explaining to artists, photographers, and writers how to go about organizing their work flows to maximize their output I read the book over the last few weeks and have already seen the results My boss mentioned I was getting a lot of stuff done and asked if I felt overwhelmed with work Cute.The book is organized broadly into three areas Organization and Execution, Community, and Leadership Capability.So his organizational system goes something Mr Belsky, of www.behance.net, does a great job explaining to artists, photographers, and writers how to go about organizing their work flows to maximize their output I read the book over the last few weeks and have already seen the results My boss mentioned I was getting a lot of stuff done and asked if I felt overwhelmed with work Cute.The book is organized broadly into three areas Organization and Execution, Community, and Leadership Capability.So his organizational system goes something like this Get a notebook or note cards, whichever you chose, but make sure that it is on paper you like You are creative and so find fine paper to be important, so much so that you have a lot of it lying around and don t really know what to do with all of it In the alternative, Behance sells books that are set up to work with the action method.On the cards in the book, set up a page for each project you are working on For each project, write out action steps to take to complete the project and the date that you wrote down the step The idea is to help you stay on task Then set up a section for backburner projects that you don t want to forget, but are not yet working on These projects might eventually move to the front burner.I have found that outside of work I can only have two other projects, max, to spend my time on That said, I set up my system for both work and home My projects currently are memoir photography business screenplay halfway on the backburner personal to do s dr appointments, etc section 2 of report section 4 of report backburner projects ideas my fiction book is on this list I have started carrying these cards with me everywhere, so I can jot down action steps to do, new projects for the back burner, or other stuff.Mr Belsky makes the point that people take a lot of notes, and then files them away He wants you to stop saving all of these notes and other items Filing everything away is taking too much time In my case, I end up with piles of stuff to organize all of the time Instead of working on my projects, I often decide to get organized first, letting my projects further languish So, I bought a box with a lid, and put everything from my desk into the box Now, I just sort through the box once a month while watching crime shows.The author also spends a lot of time explaining how projects don t get done without help Without the support of your community, you are unlikely to get very far with your creative endeavors He lists out a few websites to find like minded people.Finally, he talks about leadership and the qualities of a good leader This chapter and the others are peppered with stories that have had success in their lives from their personal projects.Overall, I really enjoyed this book I think he makes some excellent points about how to get your work done when you are your own boss The book does slow down a bit at the end, but I suppose that always happens with these kinds of books On a strange note, the book jacket feels funny I mean the paper itself

  3. Marcus says:

    Even though it is written by a different author, this book reads like a sequel to David Allen s ber famous Getting Things Done GTD , only this time geared specifically toward the broad category of anyone who creates, a.k.a creative people Like GTD, the concepts here aren t particularly exciting but I m hoping that like GTD, they ll be life changing.Since reading GTD several years ago the concepts of what s the next action and having a trusted system for tracking projects have become firmly Even though it is written by a different author, this book reads like a sequel to David Allen s ber famous Getting Things Done GTD , only this time geared specifically toward the broad category of anyone who creates, a.k.a creative people Like GTD, the concepts here aren t particularly exciting but I m hoping that like GTD, they ll be life changing.Since reading GTD several years ago the concepts of what s the next action and having a trusted system for tracking projects have become firmly engrained in my life and work They work Even so, I still find that I have a ton of projects that are started, and despite having clear next actions, for whatever reason I haven t finished them That s where Making Ideas Happen comes in This book begins by explaining a similar system to GTD Belsky calls his version The Action Method with a nod to David Allen The basic components are Projects organized by actions your own and delegated , references and backburner items Minimal note taking Designed materials nice paper, software, etc to make you want to use your system There s, of course, a flowchart So far, all very familiar, all very GTD The other 2 3rds or 3 4ths of the book begin to get interesting and contain new and interesting information that builds on familiar GTD concepts Belsky discusses prioritizing projects by energy levels Getting past the lulls excitement in projects Other topics are How to kill ideas that lack potential How creativity is about shippingthan ideas How to focus meetings and meeting follow ups toward creative goals How constraints beget greater creativity How to form rituals around productivity How to harness the strengths of those around you to successfully complete projects The benefit of sharing ideas great section How to get and give constructive feedback How to organize groups and spaces to maximize creative productivity How to self market tastefully How to manage creative teams and be a leader of creative people there is quite a bit on this.Definitely worth reading, probably multiple times There is a lot to digest

  4. Alan Briggs says:

    So good for any entrepreneurs

  5. Angie says:

    Written founder of Behance, a company aimed at helping creative individuals becomeproductive This book aims to share best of practices Despite the amount of knowledge Belskey must have on the topic, and the research that went into this book, the book was a major disappointment I didn t learn much and struggled to find interesting, novel ideas here.Belskey divided the book into three sections Organization and Execution The Forces of Community Leadership Capacity He first summarized Written founder of Behance, a company aimed at helping creative individuals becomeproductive This book aims to share best of practices Despite the amount of knowledge Belskey must have on the topic, and the research that went into this book, the book was a major disappointment I didn t learn much and struggled to find interesting, novel ideas here.Belskey divided the book into three sections Organization and Execution The Forces of Community Leadership Capacity He first summarized the three sections Then at the beginning of each section, he d give adetailed summary Short sections, each organized around a Behance maxim, could have removed a lot of the fluff that came with the forced structure I prefer the freewheeling style and tone of Re Work, which is a concise, not too serious, and accessible for all book on principles for starting a business, written by the founders of 37signals Belskey should had taken some cues from it.The examples, often accompanied by unnecessary lead ins giving context of how he knew the person, frustrated me He often used one example to support a point, when several, presenting opposing ideas and various styles, would have strengthened his point and made itaccessible For example, he details the R GA CEO s paper based organization system to make the point that having a system, regardless of the tech level, is important but then doesn t profile anyone else in the same way.Belskey s examples, along with his advertising agency lingo e.g brief , imply that he s geared this for the current people in the Behance network designers, artists, brand planners rather than just for anyone That seems short sighted Clearly many people outside of that space have ideas that they want to make happen And a nitpicky but still frustrating gripe WHY does he use creative as a noun To refer to a person as a creative is ridiculous I know it s common in agency land, but it doesn t mean it s good practice.Making Ideas Happen lacked pithiness and punch Main points got lost in the blather But the biggest problem was a lack of strong ideas The execution is seriously lacking, which is ironic considering the topic

  6. Marie Poulin says:

    This book was exactly what I needed As a creative that struggles with project management, timelines and tasks, this outlines a very practical system for actually getting things done daily I ve read Getting Things Done , but I actually found this evensimplified and practical It s all about thinking about everything as a Project, and learning to always create actionable items.I personally found myself going AH, YES, that s totally what I ve been missing , however, some of those concept This book was exactly what I needed As a creative that struggles with project management, timelines and tasks, this outlines a very practical system for actually getting things done daily I ve read Getting Things Done , but I actually found this evensimplified and practical It s all about thinking about everything as a Project, and learning to always create actionable items.I personally found myself going AH, YES, that s totally what I ve been missing , however, some of those concepts might already be things which many other readers already use so I can understand the book may not necessarily appeal to all.Overall, I found most of it a really good refresher on productivity, and I kept wanting to put the book down and get to work

  7. Eric says:

    Belsky s main idea is that creative people tend to have lots of ideas on how to improve products or services, but they have difficulty executing those ideas And that s crucial because ideas are cheap We have tons of ideas that come and go But success only comes to those who can execute Belsky believes that making ideas happen is simply a matter of satisfying a formula Ideas Organization and Execution Forces of Community Leadership Capability With the exception of ideas, he then foc Belsky s main idea is that creative people tend to have lots of ideas on how to improve products or services, but they have difficulty executing those ideas And that s crucial because ideas are cheap We have tons of ideas that come and go But success only comes to those who can execute Belsky believes that making ideas happen is simply a matter of satisfying a formula Ideas Organization and Execution Forces of Community Leadership Capability With the exception of ideas, he then focuses on each element of the equation.Regarding organization, Belsky offers a simplified version of David Allen s Getting Things Done Similarly, Belsy s system is one of capture, categorization, prioritization, and review Belsky s key idea is the action step These are concrete things to do like Allen s next steps As for execution, Belsky says to focus on those action steps, and employ methods to keep moving forward These include things like killing ideas quickly and learning to fail faster In this section, Belsky starts to introduce ideas mentioned in his talk But the key is to locate the real gem ideas, work to refine them, and bring them to fruition.Belsky believes in sharing your ideas widely If you find others responding favorably to the idea, you ll know you re onto something Additionally, he thinks such publicity and transparency will help you build a fan base, meet new people, and even encourage competition Your fan base will serve to keep you accountable New people might spark new ideas And competitors will keep you motivated.Lastly, Belsky talks about leadership how to manage a team of creatives, and how to manage yourself To successfully manage your team, Belsky talks about non salary rewards, building in flexibility, and avoiding consensus in the sense of avoiding lowest common denominator results To successfully manage yourself, Belsky stresses self awareness, because it will allow you to remain confident and comfortable in times of ambiguity or setback, to avoid narcissism, and to engage in contrarianism.I found the book interesting, but not great The book is probably most useful for someone about to establish a start up business consisting of a few employees But the freelancer working on his own will also find some useful advice The chapters on organization are execution are the most helpful but nothing really new if you ve read Getting Things Done The chapter on engaging the community are also useful, now that everyone stresses the need to use social media and to build a platform Although Belsky says the book is geared toward creatives, it s really focused on those who want to create start up after start up Although job security is decreasing these days, so is start up funding Although many people may like the idea of being their own boss, some will likely have difficulty with the idea of embracing failure as calmly if not eagerly as Belsky suggests I d suggest checking out his talk look for the 99% Conference and the Idea Plateau and maybe skimming the book No need to hang on every word

  8. Jinnie Lee says:

    This book is written by a guy who was interested in organization and productivity within the creative business community designers, etc , whom he observered was awash in great ideas but too many failed to get implemented or were not implemented successfully So he put together a productivity system for this audience, as well as an online community where they can support each other in developing the habits, as well as sharing work for feedback and sharing job opportunities The system he of This book is written by a guy who was interested in organization and productivity within the creative business community designers, etc , whom he observered was awash in great ideas but too many failed to get implemented or were not implemented successfully So he put together a productivity system for this audience, as well as an online community where they can support each other in developing the habits, as well as sharing work for feedback and sharing job opportunities The system he offers is simple and elegant not to many moving parts or complex concepts I think this makes it pretty brilliant for his target audience of creatives which has trouble sticking to systems processes and thus needs to those systems processes to be simple enough to execute but flexible enough to allow for customizations but I think it makes it pretty elementary for the rest of us, especially if you like me read alot about organization, productivity, time management, etc CAVEAT There are three parts to his system Organization Execution, The Forces of Community, and Leadership Capabilities and I only read the first part O E because I wanted specifically to compare it to GTD Getting Things Done by David Allen, which I recommendstrongly than this approach There is the possibility that if I had read parts 2 and 3, I might have discovered some other concepts that would have wowed meand elevated this offering in my esteem For now, however, I consider this to be a good refresher of ideas I already use, with a few new approaches or techniques added it s a good book in my collection, but I don t think it provides THE singular approach that will change my life Hopefully, it has changed others lives who needed to getproductive

  9. Allen Plummer says:

    It s interesting that so many reviewers on Goodreads feel passionately about this book one way or the other I personally, greatly enjoyed the book, but will fully admit to enjoying the Behance website 99u I also knew enough of the book to realize that it is in fact about how a creative individual produces results, not the usual break out your inner creative peptalk used by so many authors.For serious artists who haveideas than time, the temptation to move onto a new project constantly It s interesting that so many reviewers on Goodreads feel passionately about this book one way or the other I personally, greatly enjoyed the book, but will fully admit to enjoying the Behance website 99u I also knew enough of the book to realize that it is in fact about how a creative individual produces results, not the usual break out your inner creative peptalk used by so many authors.For serious artists who haveideas than time, the temptation to move onto a new project constantly exists If you re a writer, musician, painter, photographer, or other artist who has these kinds of problems unfinished projects, tons of notes on potential projects, self sabotaging a project as it nears completion , then you ll find this book helpful.In general, the book suggests an organization structure not a full blown system like GTD for creatives, with an eye towards producing tangible results It also provides a section about leadership of creative individuals, which could come in handy for anyone in the marketing or advertising fields I personally found this section helpful in my day job, since I ve managed creative projects for the past 15 years So is the book for everyone No But if you re a creative individual who wishes that they hadto show for their efforts, or want to simply become a bitstructured in how they create and manage their time, I recommend the book I m sure I ll be revisiting it again

  10. Sarah says:

    Repetitive, unfocused, and generally unremarkable The only thing that kept me reading were the occasional one liners that really did encapsulate intelligent thoughts about productivity, teamwork, and focus This book varied between theoretical ramblings that were vague to the point of being useless and excerpted interviews with famous people who talked about their productivity philosophies I wish there had beendirect suggestions about productivity techniques and combining creative dreami Repetitive, unfocused, and generally unremarkable The only thing that kept me reading were the occasional one liners that really did encapsulate intelligent thoughts about productivity, teamwork, and focus This book varied between theoretical ramblings that were vague to the point of being useless and excerpted interviews with famous people who talked about their productivity philosophies I wish there had beendirect suggestions about productivity techniques and combining creative dreaming with practical doing The sections on finding work partners and forming teams were interesting, but they made up less than 10% of the entire book.I read the entire book and never really felt like there was a focused message just some gentle suggestions and a lot of philosophical rambling I probably should have given this up before the end, but I kept reading through to see if the text would ever gather into a strong, cohesive point It s rare that I say Oh thank God when I finish a book, but I said it this morning

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