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

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 department of transportation director, Kirk Steudie, who said FF "contacted him in January about how to …

Electric Vehicles

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 …

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, …

George Osborne

The Secret To Finding Creativity In An Uncreative Job

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, connections and solutions. As such, it's important that everyone — not just the "creatives" — keeps themselves trained as creative thinkers.<p>The ability …

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 -- …

Mentoring

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, …

Doodling

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

Few business-school professors would ever think to walk the red carpet and use Hollywood as a case study. However, it is time they tuned in to Tinseltown. One reason is that other industries are coming to resemble the film business in some ways. In today's knowledge-based economy, bosses are having …

Blockbusters

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 …