Ed Catmull's Guide to Creativity in Business

By Ed Catmull | Pixar President Ed Catmull shares stories and advice on thriving in a creative industry.

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Refugees

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Faraday Future is eyeing places to test its self-driving vehicles

Electric-car startup Faraday Future (FF) is taking steps to get its vehicle technology on the road.<p>Michigan officials say FF has applied for manufacturer license plates in the state. The plates allow automakers to test their vehicles on public roads.<p>The Detroit News last week cited Michigan's …

Transportation

How Business Technology Is Paving the Way for Creativity

We are creative beings by nature. We’re always looking for new ways of self-expression to define ourselves and find meaning and purpose through our …

Creativity, companies, and the wisdom of crowds

We need economic institutions that somehow promote the concerted creative actions of a wide swath of the world’s people, writes Robert Shiller<p>Economic growth, as we learned long ago from the works of economists like MIT’s Robert M. Solow, is largely driven by learning and innovation, not just …

Psychology

The Business of Creativity

What links Christopher Columbus, Punk Rock, and the banking industry?Creative Enterprise: something that should be at the heart of economic thinking, …

Creativity

The Secret To Finding Creativity In An Uncreative Job

We often think that creativity is reserved for artistic pursuits. Even in agencies, "creative" often means those who work on design and copywriting.<p>But creativity isn't owned by any role, department or job description; it's a process that everyone goes through. We all need to create new ideas, …

Creativity

6 Ways to Unleash Creativity in the Workplace

The demand for creativity from employees is rising in this age of rapid technological advancement. This is evident when we see multinational …

Creative capitalism

THE main building on Disney’s studio lot has seven huge replicas of Snow White’s dwarfs holding up its roof, a reminder of how Hollywood does not …

Why We Need to Seek Out Feedback -- Even When it Hurts

A young woman I've been mentoring called me the other day, distraught. "It happened again," said Ms. Fragile. "I just finished a big project and loads of people told me it went really well. But my boss called me and once again, starting going over all the ways I could have handled things better -- …

Leadership

Why Music Majors Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

If creativity and entrepreneurship are linked, how can we better draw on creative outlets for business innovation?<p>I spent a good part of my early entrepreneurial life running away from the fact that I had a music degree and not a business degree. Looking back, I convinced myself that a creative …

Entrepreneurship

8 Of Your Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health And Productivity

Don’t kick these guilty pleasures just yet.<p>You’re antsy in meetings, browsing Facebook throughout the day, and are partially responsible for that hilarious cat video’s viral status.<p>You need to kick these bad habits to be more productive right? Maybe not.<p>These habits seem like signs of a disengaged, …

Productivity

30 Disney Characters Come Together for Wired

It's all small world after all!<p>In addition to the classic <i>Peter Pan</i> character Tinkerbell<i>, Wired</i>'s November 2014 issue features some of Walt Disney …

Roy Conli interview: Disney, Big Hero 6, robots

Roy Conli is a producer with a long track record at Disney. His producing work stretches back to <i>The Hunchback Of Notre Dame</i>, and since then, he's …

What US Industries Can Learn From Hollywood

The main building on Disney's studio lot has seven huge replicas of Snow White's dwarfs holding up its roof, a reminder of how Hollywood does not take itself too seriously. Nor do many outsiders. Film is an eccentric business, filled with egos and excess. For most of their history, studios have had …

University of Southern California

Disney Studios President, Pixar Co-Founder Dr. Ed Catmull Guides Company Using Candor and Humility

Catmull's appearance as a keynote speaker for the conference's second annual gathering (organized and run by the Stanford Center for Professional …