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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 8,579
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,653

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

Creativity and Community

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Reviewed: 09-01-16

This book was such a fascinating window into how Pixar, Disney and Apple were a formative part of each other's history. It also was full of the passion of Pixar, and the principles that contributed to Pixars success. I'm grateful Ed Catmull has taken the time to share these ideas to help others, like me, not only to manage a business better but also to use your talents, live your dreams, and get along with people by understanding creativity and community. I learned so much and had fun along the way.

  • Happiness

  • By: Randy Alcorn
  • Narrated by: Randy Alcorn
  • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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In Happiness, noted theologian Randy Alcorn dispels centuries of misconceptions about happiness and provides indisputable proof that God not only wants us to be happy, he commands it. The most definitive study on the subject of happiness to date, this book is a paradigm-shifting wake-up call for the church and Christians everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanna be happy?

  • By ashfordschoolhouse on 05-31-16

Wanna be happy?

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Reviewed: 05-31-16

The title of this book intrigued me. Who would not want to be more happy? Is God happy? How can we find the happiness we are all looking for? I was not disappointed. Randy Alcorn's premise, drawn from scripture and church history, is that God himself IS happy and wants us to be happy too! The book helps explain and expound this idea. So glad I listened. Worth every minute!

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