Edison famously said that genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration ... As the world's most productive innovators will tell you, it's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.
Scott Belsky's Making Ideas Happen has a simple premise: ideas are easy but it's the implementation that is hard.
Belksy's book chronicles the approach of some very creative, innovative companies and how they not only foster ideas and creativity but also the methodologies they use to get their ideas beyond concept stage. Even though 'organisation' and 'creative' don't often appear in the same sentence, Belsky says that a methodology is only successful when practiced consistently.
Action steps, projects and backburners are part of the Action Method, a system born of the Behance network. It's key premise is that everything can be organised into projects, with each project having a list of action steps that can be carried out or put on the back burner until needed.
Making Ideas Happen is a great resource for those of us who have no shortage of ideas but often have a hard time seeing those ideas come to fruition. It offers specific, actionable information on how to manage yourself and your team to achieve measurable results and create successful projects.
Making ideas happen
Author Scott Belsky