My friend shared this with me. It is a pretty interesting interview with Brad Bird, from Pixar. I love Pixar. Here you go.
Brad Bird makes his living fostering creativity. Academy Award-winning director (The Incredibles and Ratatouille) talks about the importance, in his work, of pushing teams beyond their comfort zones, encouraging dissent, and building morale. He also explained the value of “black sheep”—restless contributors with unconventional ideas.
Lesson One: Herd Your Black Sheep
The Quarterly: How did your first project at Pixar—The Incredibles—shake things up?
Lesson Two: Perfect is the Enemy of Innovation
Lesson Three: Look for Intensity