MORE IDEAS FROM THE BOOK
Is having right people with you a more important aspect, or having the right idea?
According to Ed Catmull (The President and Co-Founder of Pixar Studios), having right people takes the edge.
Hire inspired people, then give them good ideas. Never try to do it the other way around.
“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.”
Not being surprised by failure when it happens, the people at Pixar acknowledge it up front. They greet it right at the door. By accepting that mistakes are just part of the deal, they can design their processes to be iterative, meaning they can weed out the mistakes they find with the next project and not repeat them again.
At Pixar mistakes are never made by individuals, only by teams. When failure happens, the entire team is responsible.
Failure-sharing is exactly that. When everyone feels safe to take risks do you have an environment where everyone can have the courage to be creative.
“What you’re trying to do, when you tell a story, is to write about an event in your life that made you feel some particular way. And what you’re trying to do, when you tell a story, is to get the audience to have that same feeling.”
Japan is famous for its animated movies. Ghibli, meaning "desert wind" in Libyan, is one of a kind, and its beautiful painted visions set the stage for many more subsequent movies.
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and have produced 21 movies to date. Those who have seen the films love them with all their heart.
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