This year I had the pleasure of attending the 99% Conference. I missed out last year and swore not to let it happen this year. Even if that meant buying a ticket 5 months in advance. This year tickets sold out in July for next May 2012, which I’m looking forward to even more. Check out my Favorite talk from this year as well as why the conference happens.
It’s time to stop dreaming and start doing.
We all have projects we’ve been meaning to complete – the start of a novel in a desk drawer, a new business idea we haven’t done anything about. When inspiration strikes, ideas flow freely. But seeing those ideas through to completion is another thing entirely.
As Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” The goal of the 99% Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution – providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We don’t want to give you more ideas, we want to empower you to make good on the ones you’ve got.
Update Great piece by Tony in Harvard Business Review: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less