Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull download in ePub, pdf, iPad
The book won't win any awards for flowery prose, but it was a quick read, and Ed Catmull has a very pragmatic, introspective, and unclouded approach to problem solving that will benefit everyone. Catmull is honest and humble while bragging about some of the biggest pop successes ever. Ed Catmull is an extremely smart person, and it's nice to see someone with his perspicacity and concern for others in such a prominent position.
This vast smorgasbord includes many duds but also a few titles worth keeping on hand. This provides a test bed to try Pixar's management philosophy out on a new population of talented but struggling filmmakers. Bought a hardback, then bought another as a gift. Eventually Pixar is acquired by Disney, with the unusual result of Ed and John being placed in charge of Disney Animation.
The last segment on Pixar's inner workings tracks a mass brainstorming, called Notes Day, at its headquarters. Progress Indicator Opening Apple Books. No, what makes Pixar work is that they try. Everyone has a voice and an environment that allows those voices to be heard in a meaningful and respectful way enables a culture to thrive and be excellent. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.
Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. This book should be required reading for any manager. Progress Indicator iTunes iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection. His own storytelling power is evident as he narrates the company's precarious journey to profitability. Ed Catmull shares the story of his early days in computer graphics and his uncertain transition into management, giving specific examples of things that worked and did not work.
Ed reveals, with commonsense specificity and honesty, examples of how not to get in your own way and how to realize a creative coalescence of art, business, and innovation. Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. Along the way, he addresses the challenge of building an effective and enduring creative culture.
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