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

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 …

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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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 …

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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 …

Economics

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 -- …

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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 …

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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, …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Peter Thiel on Creativity: Asperger’s Promotes It, Business School Crushes It

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

10 Things Creative People Do That Lead To Success

One of the marks of a truly successful individual or company is how innovative they are. The creativity it takes to be truly innovative is what successfully separates one business from the rest. Creativity can accelerate a company's profits and growth beyond that of its less-innovative competitors. …

12 Ways To Instantly Be More Creative

All jobs require creativity in some form or another. Because of this, we've all probably been stumped at work before. The worst part? It's not always easy to get out of a rut.<p>To help with that, here are 12 strategies to try to get that creativity flowing again. Personal favorites include trying a …

If You Want Female Employees To Be Creative, Don’t Make Them Compete At Work

A competitive workplace isn’t always a creative one–especially when women are involved.<p>Women tend to work well in teams, but don’t try pitting those teams against each other. It probably won’t end well.<p>That’s the message from a recent study out of Washington University in St. Louis, which found …

5 Tips For Creatives From Lee Clow And George Lois

Two advertising legends talk creativity and how it happens. (One of them swears a lot.)<p>One is the creative leader behind Apple’s “Think Different” campaign. The other has been dubbed the original Mad Man.<p>Lee Clow, the chairman of TBWA Worldwide, made the iconic “1984” commercial that launched the …

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Inside Steve Jobs' Mind-Blowing Pixar Campus

The animation studio’s 22-acre home — especially its enormous main building — is full of creative details.<p>This weekend, <i>Monsters University</i> became Pixar Animation Studio's 14th feature film to open at No. 1 at the box office. That is especially remarkable considering Pixar has released only 14 …

The Secret To Pixar's Success: Failure

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull discusses his new book, Creativity Inc., and says reframing the concept of failure is the only sure way to find success.<p>In a castle floating in the sky live a king and his two sons, who all dislike each other. One day the sons accidentally …

The Lost Art of Candor in the Workplace

How rare it is to find ubiquitous agreement in the world of management on how an organization should be run.<p>But if there's one truism that has been repeated since time immemorial, it is that great work is contingent on a willingness to be judged.<p>Candor among talented teams is no small feat, but …

Leadership

7 Habits Of Natural Leaders

Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country, and countless articles in business magazines and …

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Here Are 5 Ways Creativity Can Help A Company's Bottom Line

<b>Embrace a creative mindset.</b><br>Asking employees to “be more creative” won’t change anything without incorporating creative tasks, tools, and techniques …

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The expensive movies pulled at the last minute

Some films stumble into production without a finished screenplay. Others are nixed long before the thought of even unpacking a camera. But some big …