Real Improvement Mon, Mar 14, 2016
“Real improvement comes from consistent rigor and participation.” — Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.
In the book Creativity Inc, Ed Catmull goes through the history of Pixar and how they went from a division of Lucas arts to a hardware company owned by Steve Jobs until they finally made their first movie "Toy Story" and became a full on movie studio. The story is pretty crazy to think about now knowing what Pixar has become but along the way there were a number of possible points where things could have gone wrong and Pixar might never have become the company that we now know. The funny thing is Ed Catmull wanted to make computer animated movies the whole time. That was always his goal, even when the idea seemed crazy to basically everyone in the movie industry, he and his team just kept showing up and pushing forward. There is a lot of inspiration to be taken from that sort of determination. We too will maintain our constant rigor and participation in our quest for improvement.
Thanks Everyone. Have a great Tuesday!