01.21.19
Debbie Millman | Audio

Scott Belsky


In business and design, a good idea is necessary, but it’s never enough. You have to have the skills, the tools, the support, and the grit to tuen ideas into reality. Inevitable, things do not go according to plan. And this is when many good ideas flounder. Scott Belsky thinks he can help. His new book is called The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture. And Scott Belsky knows from whence he speaks. He co-created Behance, the online portfolio website. When Behance was acquired by Adobe, he became Adobe’s vice president of products, mobile, and community. He left Adobe in 2016 to join the investment firm Benchmark, but is now back as the company’s chief product pfficer and executive vice president.

On this episode, Debbie talks to Scott about why creative conflict can lead to good decision making. “We would actually be proud of the fact that we could go in a room and really duke it out.“

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