Ed Catmull (Pixar)

Ed Catmull is the founder of Pixar and the current president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation. Trained as a computer scientist he pursued the goal of creating the first feature length computer animated film. After 20 years he achieved his goal. Having worked with both George Lucas and Steve Jobs, Ed has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge on how to build and maintain a creative environment. He share his ideas in the book Creativity Inc: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way of True Inspiration.

18:59 Lead with a light touch 

23:35 Anchor yourself with your why 

39:54 Bet on yourself 

52:56 Decentralize problem solving 

1:00:45 People are more important than ideas 

1:24:10 Analyze ways to improve your process after a project is complete 

1:26:36 Keep a startup mentality 

Read Creativity Inc: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way of True Inspiration. If you would rather listen to the book you can get two free audiobooks by trying Audible

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David Senra