My notes from "Making Ideas Happen" by Scott Belsky
Top 6 ways of working - These are the top 6 ways of working that I think will have the most impact in moving my user experience ideas forward.
The backward clock - You are sitting in a dull meeting. Tuning out the conversation, you become entranced by the passage of time on the wall clock. You watch sixty second pass, a minute of your life you will never get back.
During that time, were you taking any risks to push your ideas toward fruition? Were you moving the ball forward in any way? Were you marketing yourself for an opportunity to get closer to your true interests -- or angling to further develop an area of expertise? Were you harnessing the forces of connection and opportunity around you?
It should be clear by now that organizing life into a series of projects
Manage those projects with a bias toward action, and always moving the ball forward are critical for execution
Fight the desire to wait for instructions
I’m starting to believe that life is just about following up
Kill ideas liberally -- for the sake of fully pursuing others