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Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
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May 20, 2010

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Read from May 20 to September 04, 2010

Enjoyable read with some good ideas. A couple of the parts that really 'stuck' were:
- the danger of focusing too much on idea generation at the expense of the execution phase (becoming addicted to the 'brain-spinning indulgence of idea generation')
- the three types of people (dreamers, doers and incrementalists)
- importance of follow up and persistence
- need to share ideas ('the more people who lie awake in bed thinking about your idea, the better')

The book also goes into detail about the Action Method (personal productivity/project management/to-do system) which I found quite interesting, but it's not a system that I've implemented or that I think could work for me (at least not at this point in time).

My notes from the book are at Webby Clare.
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