Author: Ed Catmull
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio behind Inside Out and Toy Story, comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Fast Company raves that Creativity, Inc. “just might be the most thoughtful management book ever.” 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, WALL-E, and Inside Out, 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 leadership and management 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. Praise for Creativity, Inc. “Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success.”—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great “Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it.”—Seth Godin From the Hardcover edition.
Author: E. Z. - Summary
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Creativity Inc. A Complete Summary! Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration is a book written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace. As of 2014, Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, had been honored with five Academy Awards and a lifetime achievement award in computer graphics. Amy Wallace is a journalist whose work has been published in magazines like GQ, Wired, the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. This means the book was written by two people who are very experienced in their chosen fields. With this expertise, Creativity, Inc. could hardly go wrong. The book is focused on the authors' explanations and advice for how to have a good, productive, and enthusiastic team. That is very important if someone wants to start a business that will be successful in the long run. This book is about how to build a creative and cohesive team; this summary will cover the main points on developing these conditions. After this, the summary we will analyze the book, and discuss the authors' writing style and other topics of interest. After that, we will have a short quiz regarding information from the summary, and we will provide answers to the quiz next. Then, we'll have a conclusion to review everything we have learned. So let's get to business. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Creativity, Inc.
Author: Start Publishing Notes
Publisher: Start Publishing Notes
Release Date: 2017-10-14
Genre: Study Aids
PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ed Catmull's Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section. PREVIEW: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull (with Amy Wallace) takes a close look at the special culture that the author helped establish at Pixar, the computer-generated animation studio that he co-founded. Reflecting on his personal career, his management philosophy, and the highs and lows of Pixar's history as a company, Catmull discusses strategies for nurturing creativity and diagnoses common problems faced by creative professionals. In the 1970s, as a graduate student studying computer-generated animation, Catmull was establishing and defining his field even as he studied it. Pursuing computer science had been a second choice, as he felt he lacked the talent to animate by hand. After he received his PhD in 1974, no one wanted to hire him because he was so fixated on the idea of making a computer-generated film-a format that did not then exist.
Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life? Research shows that self-awareness – knowing who we are and how others see us – is the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. There’s just one problem: most people don’t see themselves quite as clearly as they could. Fortunately, reveals organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, self-awareness is a surprisingly developable skill. Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, she shows us what it really takes to better understand ourselves on the inside - and how to get others to tell us the honest truth about how we come across. Through stories of people who’ve made dramatic gains in self-awareness, she offers surprising secrets, techniques and strategies to help readers do the same – and how to use this insight to be more fulfilled, confident, and successful in life and in work. You'll learn: -The Seven Pillars of Insight that separate the aware from the unaware. -The invisible roadblocks to self-awareness. -Why common approaches to self-knowledge like therapy and journaling don't always lead to insight -How to kill your inner ruminator and other bad habits that sap your confidence -How to prevent the “cult of self” from recruiting your child, and eradicate “selfie-syndrome” from your household -Why few people know how other people see them, and how to learn what people are really saying when you leave the room. -How to hear feedback without fighting or fleeing. -Why people with the most power can often be the least-self aware, and how the best leaders avoid this trap -How to deal with delusional bosses, friends, in-laws, etc in your life. -And more.
Author: Shawn Casemore
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics
A game-changing playbook featuring the latest trends in strategy, innovation, employee empowerment and collaboration This practical guide from an experienced leader in business and operations management will change how you think, how you lead, and how your whole company operates. Addressing everything from strategy to innovation to leadership, it fuses traditional operational tactics such as efficiencies and supply chain management with customer, supplier and employee empowerment. This unique, integrated approach has proven to be the best approach to surviving in today’s tough market—and beating the competition at their own game. Instead of looking for inspiration in other businesses’ best practices, Shawn Casemore urges you to seek ideas and solutions internally—by engaging sources internally and externally to your company in an effort to create a sustained vortex of business improvement. You’ll learn how to implement a structured approach to performance and productivity that disrupts the silo mentality, drives innovation, encourages collaboration all while empowering your employees—to reach even higher levels of operational performance. Shawn Casemore (Owen Sound, Ontario) spent over seventeen years in leadership roles in Operations, Business Improvement and Supply Chain Management with Magna International, Arvin Meritor, Bellwyck Packaging, N.C.R. and Bruce Power. He currently is the Founder and President of Casemore and Co Incorporated.
Author: Salim Ismail
Publisher: Business Contact
Release Date: 2015-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Een must read voor ceo’s, ondernemers en beleidsmakers die niet alleen de noodzaak voor verandering zien, maar ook aan de slag willen. In een tijd waarin ontelbaar veel nieuwe mogelijkheden en kansen zich voordoen, is een nieuw soort business opgestaan: de exponentiële organisatie. Deze bedrijven zijn in staat een groeicurve te laten zien die exponentieel is, dankzij de integrale toepassing van onder andere community’s, big data, slimme algoritmes en nieuwe technologieën. Zij laten de traditionele lineaire bedrijven ver achter zich. Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest en Michael S. Malone onderzochten honderden startups en interviewden tientallen ceo’s van de snelst groeiende organisaties (zoals Airbnb, Netflix, Tesla, Waze, Arianna Huffington en Chris Anderson). In dit boek brengen ze de ontwikkelingen op organisatorisch en technologisch gebied in kaart en ze presenteren een raamwerk van interne en externe factoren waarmee elke organisatie, of het nu om een start-up of een multinational gaat, een exponentiële organisatie kan worden. Salim Ismail was onder meer vicepresident van Yahoo! en is mede-oprichter van Singularity University. Yuri van Geest, is ambassadeur van Singularity University Nederland, medeoprichter van Mobile Monday Amsterdam, Quantified Self Europe en Lean Startup Machine NL. Michael S. Malone is als journalist werkzaam voor onder meer The Wall Street Journal en schreef een twaalftal boeken.