You've got the passion . . .
Now make it happen.
Going from inspiration to execution is hard work. Many steps stand between a good idea and the hit product, profitable company, or social change you envision. Your initial "aha!" moment provides the key to begin this process, but it's the way you make your dream happen that truly defines your success.
Good Idea. Now What? gives you the tools you need to make your inspiration a reality. Written by creativity leader Charles T. Lee, this accessible go-to guide features practical advice gleaned from Lee's years of experience as an idea-maker. You bring the passion; this resource will help you master all the details of getting your vision off the ground.
Divided into bite-sized chapters for busy entrepreneurs, Good Idea. Now What? covers the entire process for successfully building out a concept. This presentation enables you to move freely among subjects, from sparking inspiration, to making an effective plan, to collaborating, to branding, and more. Quick takeaway boxes and helpful self-quizzes in each chapter also reinforce key points as you:
Pitch your idea and build your brand
Ask the hard questions that strengthen your plan
Discover methods to overcome creative resistance
Create and foster an environment for inspiration
Hear from a wide variety ofsuccessful idea-makers
Debunk myths about collaboration
Most winning endeavors—be they successful companies, effective organizations, transformative movements, or game-changing inventions—began with only a bright idea. However, a strong idea with??out the right work behind it won't get you very far. Don't wait for success to come to you. Instead, start realizing your vision today with practical strategies that answer the question: Good Idea. Now What?
Praise for Good Idea. Now What?
"Sitting around thinking never helped anyone. Charles T. Lee understands that until you ship, nothing happens. Fortunately, he's not going to leave you alone until you do precisely that."
—Seth Godin author of Poke the Box
"Charles T. Lee's Good Idea. Now What? is a terrific road map for taking your passion and inspiration and turning them into reality and business success."
—Soledad O'Brien anchor and Special Correspondent, CNN
"It's no secret that great ideas are much easier to come by than great execution. Charles offers practical solutions that will inspire you to get moving now and make your idea a reality!"
—Scott Harrison founder, charity: water
"Leaders make things happen. And Charles T. Lee is a leader who does just that. This is his life message, punctuated with solutions and practical strategies for helping you accomplish those ideas still sitting on the shelf. If you are looking to implement an idea, read this book!"
—Brad Lomenick Executive Director, Catalyst
"Good Idea. Now What? is a path of powerfully practical steps to follow on taking ideas from nothing to their intended gift to the world."
—Michael Rusch Vice President, Shopper and Business Insights, Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products
This author is connecting important ideas and telling stories that matter.
Because of that, we get frustrated, we feel like we've failed and we go to work each day wishing we could be doing something different, like following our dreams!
One of the most insightful references I found in the book is the "Lizard Brain" (i.e. the instinctive resistance to new ideas).
I'm loving this book and finding it incredibly helpful. If I lived in the LA area, I would be consuming every workshop he leads!Published 12 months ago by Randal L. Buist
Charles, Just want you to know what a tremendous help your book is in the current process of developing an idea/company with some new friends. Read morePublished 17 months ago by billyscoop
Great book! Easy to read, very usable information, loads of great resources, great steps laid out, good thought provoking questions. Very motivational!Published 17 months ago by Doug Sala
This book give more instrument for development the ideas and make it to live. This book is practical and easy to read.Published 22 months ago by Arnulfo Mantilla
After all the high ratings I was excited about this book arriving. The format of each chapter is nice and concise. But it never took off for me. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Puja Verma
What Charles has done in "Good Idea, Now What?" is truly remarkable. He has simplified 40 concepts enough to fit them into one book, yet left enough meat on each of them to make... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Christopher Williams
When it comes to iterative improvement, Charles has us covered. You see, his book is made up of 40 chapters to take your idea toward action. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by Jason W. Womack