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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 9,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,193

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 for Creative Professionals

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Can't recommend this book enough. I read this following "To Pixar and Beyond" and it was a fabulous complement to that version of the Pixar inception story. Ed Catmull is a masterful storyteller - both in film and in the written word.

  • Walt Disney

  • The Triumph of the American Imagination
  • By: Neal Gabler
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 33 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

Seven years in the making and meticulously researched - Gabler is the first writer to be given complete access to the Disney archives - this is the full story of a man whose work left an ineradicable brand on our culture but whose life has largely been enshrouded in myth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best biography I've listened to in a long time

  • By M. S. Cohen on 11-12-13

A must read for Disney fans

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This was a long, but enjoyably thorough, chronological narrative documenting Disney's life. I'm a big Disney fan and I enjoyed hearing the details of his childhood through his rise as an American icon. It is a long book though, so unless you're an 'extreme fan,' you may burn out on the story. The Narrator wasn't bad either, but I did find his voice a bit unnerving at times, but I can't explain why. Overall, it was a great read.

  • To Pixar and Beyond

  • My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History
  • By: Lawrence Levy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Silicon Valley executive to whom he had never spoken before, in the hope of persuading Levy to help him get Pixar on the right track. What Levy found in Pixar was a company on the verge of failure. To Pixar and Beyond is the extraordinary story of what happened next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Lovely

  • By Emielke on 04-22-17

Inspirational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-17

I loved this book and wish it kept going. Lawrence is a phenomenal story teller that inspired me in business, creativity and personel development.

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