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Creativity, Inc. Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Creativity, Inc.
  1. #1
    “When downsides coexist with upsides, as they often do, people are reluctant to explore what’s bugging them, for fear of being labeled complainers. I also realized that this kind of thing, if left unaddressed, could fester and destroy Pixar.”
  2. #2
    “You don’t have to ask permission to take responsibility.”
  3. #3
    “If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.”
  4. #4
    “People need to be wrong as fast as they can.”
  5. #5
    “The responsibility for finding and fixing problems should be assigned to every employee, from the most senior manager to the lowliest person on the production line.”
  6. #6
    “When faced with a challenge, get smarter.”
  1. #7
    “Find, develop, and support good people, and they in turn will find, develop, and own good ideas.”
  2. #8
    “Mistakes aren’t a necessary evil. They aren’t evil at all. They are an inevitable consequence of doing something new (and as such should be seen as valuable; without them we have no originality).”
  3. #9
    “Getting the team right is the necessary precursor to getting the ideas right.”
  4. #10
    “A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candor, if unchecked, ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments.”
  5. #11
    “Ideas come from people. Therefore, people are more important than ideas.”
  6. #12
    “You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged.”

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  1. #13
    “If we allow more people to solve problems without permission, and if we tolerate (and don’t vilify) their mistakes, then we enable a much larger set of problems to be addressed. When a random problem pops up in this scenario, it causes no panic, because the threat of failure has been defanged.”
  2. #14
    “Quality is the best business plan.”
  3. #15
    “Societal conditioning discourages telling the truth to those perceived to be in higher positions.”
  4. #16
    “Is the question being asked: Whose fault is it? If so your culture is one that vilifies failure. Failure is difficult enough without being compounded by the search for a scapegoat.”
  5. #17
    “Try to create an environment where people want to hear each other’s notes even when those notes are challenging, and where everyone has a vested interest in one another’s success.”
  6. #18
    “You’ll never stumble upon the unexpected if you stick only to the familiar.”
  7. #19
    “When it comes to creative endeavors, the concept of zero failures is worse than useless. It’s counterproductive.”
  8. #20
    “The person who can’t change his or her mind is dangerous.”
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