MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN; Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
AUTHOR: Scott Belsky
SUMMARY: (via Penguin Random House) "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."
Belsky presents the practical techniques of 'serial creatives' - those few who make their visions a reality.
EXTRA THOUGHTS: I'm often guilty of being able to generate or find great ideas, but this book reasons why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen and gives the tips and tools to develop this enduring capacity.
I'm also not one for reading instruction manuals or self-help books but much of Belsky's advise is counter-intuitive making the rebel in me continue reading and find it both useful and motivating.
REVIEWS: Via Penguin Random House
BUY: Available at any leading bookseller including World of Books