See the full post for Michael Fitzgerald's summary of key Pixar themes
Pixar’s creative genius is remarkable. The company has produced nothing but hits (nine in 13 years), astonishing for a movie studio. It has some brilliant people working for it, but in “Collective Creativity,” an article in the September Harvard Business Review, Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, says it’s because he and his colleagues have spent 20 years creating a structure to support that brilliance.
Sean Silverthorne looked at this piece in late August in a nice post, Avoiding Tainted Love: How Pixar Builds Sustainable Creativity. As he says, “This is an excellent read into the science as well as the art needed to create and foster a creative workplace.”
It is indeed that. I went through the piece during a flight this past weekend.