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Behind the Scenes at Pixar: How to Manage a Creative Organization

Over the years, Ed Catmull, president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, has developed a deeply realistic philosophy of how to best manage a creative organization. 521 more words


Booknotes: Bob Benmosche - Good For the Money

? Bob Benmosche came out of retirement in August 2009 to lead American International Group’s turnaround. Although few doubted it was even possible, under his leadership, AIG repaid the $182.3 billion taxpayer bailout, with the government claiming a profit of more than $20 billion. 518 more words

Leadership Training And Development

Clarity is a Prerequisite for Compelling Leadership

Bob Johansen, author of “Leaders Make the Future”, states that clarity is one of ten leadership skills that leaders will need in the upcoming times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. 122 more words


From Storytelling to Storyboarding

Storytelling is probably the oldest form of communication. John Hench, Disney Legend and former Senior VP of Creative Development, used to insist that storytelling was ‘in our genes.’ – Tom Fitzgerald, The Imagineering Workout…

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Practice the Process of Inspiration to Generate Ideas

An exceptional concept depends on good process as well as pure inspiration.

One of my favorite shows at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

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They Made It - We Borrow It

There is no such thing as a truly original idea. – David Kord Murray

Great thinkers throughout history have understood this and used it to their advantage.

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Midmonth BookNotes – June – Escape the Heat with a Good Book!

In the June 2016 edition of the Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find the latest novels and mysteries in romance, JT Ellison, Heather Gudenkauf, Tracy Rees, and Karen White’s upcoming releases, some excellent non-fiction titles, and one throw back classic…  6 more words