Picked up Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky. Very practical. All about how to get organized to actually make ideas happen. 50 pages into it, this is a great book. I picked up some great ideas from Getting Things Done. This is similar, but way more focused on the practical steps that help ideas to make it beyond the ideation stage and into implementation.
I am really excited by the very practical nature of the book. Each chapter is a very thorough examination, really a step-by-step guide to implementing Belsky’s ideas. In addition, there are many spot on illustrations of companies that are seeing progress by putting these concepts into practice.
Belsky is the developer of a website called The 99 Percent, devoted to the forces that push ideas forward. The idea is taken from a quote by Thomas Edison who said, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”
If you’re looking for a way to get from envisioning a new idea to living it out…I highly recommend Making Ideas Happen. This is a book that will help you and your organization whether you are on a team, lead a team or lead an organization.