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Editor Jocelyn K. Glei offers a selection of practices that leaders use to encourage inspiration and to avoid multitasking. To help your ideas bloom, she says, structure time for your own creativity. Her fascinating compilation, part of the 99U Book Series, draws on the insights of various creative thinkers, including coach Mark McGuinness, Behance founder Scott Belsky and behavioral economist Dan Ariely. Glei offers sound advice to help you work in tumultuous situations, connect with yourself instead of constantly communicating with everyone else, avoid the distractions of email and social media, and develop a productive routine. She also provides links to the websites of the thinkers whose insights she features. getAbstract advocates this best-selling compilation to those seeking to increase their focus, productivity and creativity.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you must seize the initiative to become more creative and put your ideas into action, and
  • How to overcome the obstacles that keep you from following an effective routine.

About the Authors

Jocelyn K. Glei is editor-in-chief and director of 99U – which teaches how to make ideas happen. She’s the former global managing editor of the online media company Flavorpill.



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Scott Belsky, the founder of Behance, asked creative people about their work and their lives. On the basis of their responses, he advocates going beyond merely coming up with great ideas and taking the next step: putting your ideas into action.

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