Fostering collective creativity at Pixar

Ed Catmull's article "How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity" is worth the price of the September 2008 Harvard Business Review. A few nuggets from Pixar's president: "The view that good ideas are rarer and more valuable than good people is rooted in a misconception of creativity." "If you give a good idea to a mediocre team,Continue reading “Fostering collective creativity at Pixar”

Book review: A sense of urgency (not complacency)

A Sense of Urgency By John Kotter (Harvard Business Press, $22) It's 9 a.m. on a Monday and where else would you rather be than in a meeting? An urgent and mandatory meeting. The meeting was booked in your calendar two weeks ago. The meeting was called to deal with a crisis that broke earlyContinue reading “Book review: A sense of urgency (not complacency)”