In this book is we know how to build a creative culture for managers who want to lead their employees to new levels of creativity, innovation, and originality. Creativity, Inc. is a trip into Pixar Animation.
“ He takes readers inside candid discussions and retreats at which participants, assuming the early versions of movies are bad, explore ways to improve them. Unusually rich in ideas, insights and experiences, the book celebrates the benefits of an open, nurturing work environment.” –Kirkus.
“Subtitled, “Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration”, Creativity, Inc sets out to explain how Pixar became one of the world’s most loved filmmakers. Its co-founder Catmull charts the company’s rise in tandem with his own, from his childhood dream of becoming a Disney animator to his current position as the president of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.” –The Independent
A THINK DIFFERENT APPROACH TO INNOVATION-Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid out a simple step-by-step program of powerful tools and proven techniques inspired by Steve Jobs's legendary presentations. Now, he shares the
Volumes of research were conducted on innovation, and as many or more on leadership, but almost nothing was done on the connection between the two. Why is this so? Perhaps practicing leaders and management thinkers have simply assumed a good leader in all other respects would be an effective leader of
Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:-Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.-If your plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will
Summary of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Are you brave enough to show the world the treasure that rests within you? This is the main question that Elizabeth Gilbert asks in Big Magic. If your answer is yes, then that’s awesome for you. But if your answer is no, then this
Don’t let resentments fester. Give people a chance to express their frustrations about the screw-ups, then they are better able to let them go and move on.
In general, people are hesitant to say things that might rock the boat. Braintrust meetings, dailies, postmortems are all efforts to reinforce the idea that it is okay to express yourself.
Rejecting failure and avoiding mistakes seem like high-minded goals, but they are fundamentally misguided.
The truth is, if you fund thousands of research projects, some will have obvious, measurable, positive impacts, and others will go nowhere.
Always try to hire people who are smarter than you. Take a chance on better, even if it seems like a potential threat.
Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.
Unleashing creativity requires that we loosen the controls, accept risk, trust our colleagues, work to clear the path for them, and pay attention to anything that creates fear.