I test my ideas, write them up, get feedback, and reiterate. Few have done as much for math reform as I have. I'm very proud of my achievements but of course (obligatory award acceptance line): I've stood on the shoulders of giants.
Yeah, here we go again with the "act" and not the result. When you have some verifiable results, like students doing well on competitive algebra exams or just doing well on algebra exams period, you give me a shout.:)