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  • Creativity, Inc.

  • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • By: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,198

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen... If you speed up the player

  • By andrea gini on 10-06-15

Great words and Great Experience... however

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book is unquestionably worth a listen, doesn't matter if your a creative type or just a regular person it's great advice all around.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Who knows

What does Peter Altschuler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Peter Altschuler reads the book well, his older voice really makes it feel like it's Ed telling the story himself.

Was Creativity, Inc. worth the listening time?

Creativity Inc is definitely worth the listen time, kept me sucked in the whole time.

Any additional comments?

This is the however part... Ed Catmul talks about how important his employee's and culture of cander and honesty he's built at Pixar, but in light of the discover that Ed was part of a wage fixing scheme dating all the way back to Pixar's founding in the 1980's gaining different studios in on the agreement along the way while also being completely unapologetic about it when news broke about their Illegal actions to suppress animators wages.
everything he talks about in this book sort of rings hallow, he talks a lot about how much he cares but I can't help but call him a liar.

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