Saturday, May 3, 2008

Fostering Innovation: an interview with Brad Bird, Pixar

My friend shared this with me. It is a pretty interesting interview with Brad Bird, from Pixar. I love Pixar. Here you go.
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Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation

Carleen Hawn,
Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 12:01 AM PT Comments (32)

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.

The piece is behind McKinsey’s pay wall, but we extract its 9 key lessons below.

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
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