Making Ideas Happen

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thomas Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Scott Belsky tells us how ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution that turns ideas into reality is rare. In Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming Obstacles between Vision and Reality, he explains how to develop the capacity to make ideas happen.


Scott Belsky

Comments [4]


I disagree with John Harvey.

Managing time is itself an art. Ideas need time to gestate, yes, but they also need to be attempted and adapted or stopped.

Jun. 29 2010 02:09 PM

before that there was many others... like Humphry Davy and James Bowman Lindsay so it is a bit misleading to attribute this to edison....

Jun. 29 2010 01:29 PM
scnex from bx

edison did not discover, create, or invent the notion of the light-bulb- he simply manufactured and co-opted it from lewis latimer....

Jun. 29 2010 01:20 PM
john harvey from toronto

please don't use the word 'leveraging' when discussing the creative process.

creative ideas require playtime - when concern for outcome is simply not part of the equation

managing time is something undertaken by people who hate art

Jun. 29 2010 01:15 PM

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