The Resource Creativity, inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, Amy Wallace and Ed Catmull., (:) | (electronic resource)

Creativity, inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, Amy Wallace and Ed Catmull., (:) | (electronic resource)

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Creativity, inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration
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Creativity, inc.
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overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration
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Amy Wallace and Ed Catmull.
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eng
Summary
From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business'sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation'into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture'but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible." For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired'and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie's success'and in the thirteen movies that followed'was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. If you don't strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. It's not the manager's job to prevent risks. It's the manager's job to make it safe for others to take them. The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. A company's communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change'it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board. Advance praise for Creativity, Inc. "Many have attempted to formulate and categorize inspiration and creativity. What Ed Catmull shares instead is his astute experience that creativity isn't strictly a well of ideas, but an alchemy of people. In Creativity, Inc. 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."'George Lucas "Business gurus love to tell stories about Pixar, but this is our first chance to hear the real story from someone who lived it and led it. Everyone interested in managing innovation'or just good managing'needs to read this book."'Chip Heath, co-author of Switch and Decisive From the Hardcover edition
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Wallace, Amy
Dewey number
658.4/0714
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD53
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unknown
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Catmull, Edwin E
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  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
  • Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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Creativity, inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, Amy Wallace and Ed Catmull., (:) | (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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9780679644507
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Creativity, inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, Amy Wallace and Ed Catmull., (:) | (electronic resource)
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https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C85AB64A-79CF-402F-A449-15164E546C78
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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o869385427
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780679644507
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unknown
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unspecified
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rdamedia
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z
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EB00164823
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