99% Conference – making ideas happen

“If you’re reading this, it’s because you feel passionately about making ideas happen. It’s because you understand that the creative process isn’t just “Eureka!” moments, it’s a lot of “how do we solve this?” and “oh shit!” and “what next??” moments. It’s because you recognize that the magic of creative achievement really happens down in the trenches, knee-deep in doing.” It’s 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration: that’s the concept behind the 99% Conference.

Providing professionals with not only the inspiration but the tools to see their projects through to completion is a year-round mission at 99%, but once every year they bring it all together at the 99% Conference. This year’s conference is already sold out; You’ll have to wait until after the 15th to hear what speakers like Stefan Sagmeister, Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter) and John Maeda (President of RISD) have to say about realistic ways to turn thought into action. In the meantime you can pick up the book “Making Ideas Happen” or check out the Tips section for actual, practical solutions (not just warm and fuzzy one-liners) like “The Truth About Shipping” or why it’s sometimes better to launch your idea before you’ve perfected it. The more specific the tips the better because ideas alone aren’t enough. It’s great that you have a Moleskin crammed full of potentially profitable plans, but remember”It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”