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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670920606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670920600
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you care about your art, your job or your market, you really have no choice but to read this book (Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Linchpin)

Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part (Guy Kawasaki, former Apple guru and author of The Art of the Start)

This book is like a Swiss Army knife for ideas (Ji Lee, Creative Director at Google Creative Lab)

This is a book about execution, and when it comes to going from an idea to a real business, execution is everything (John Battelle, co-founder of WIRED and BoingBoing)

If your creative team or organization struggles to implement their best ideas, or if you find that your own creative projects languish unfinished, you need Making Ideas Happen (Teresa Amabile, Director of Research, Harvard Business School)

There are techniques in this book that can turn disorganised creative prima donnas into organised creative prima donnas (Chuck Porter, co-chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky)

Belsky offers an illustrated map to get to the destination of your great ideas (Scott Thomas, Design Director, Obama Presidential Campaign)

About the Author

Scott Belsky is the founder and CEO of Behance, the software and design company dedicated to enhancing productivity in the creative community. He oversees a social networking site used by more than 30,000 creative professionals from around the world. He has consulted for media and Fortune 500 companies, including GE and Hewlett-Packard. In 2010 he was included in Fast Company's '100 Most Creative People in Business' list. Prior to founding Behance he helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Initiative at Goldman Sachs; he received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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