Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, is one of my top business book recommendations of the year so far. (Check it out at Shop at Amazon.ca!) It’s a rollicking trip through the inner workings of Pixar Studios, including the role Steve Jobs played in shaping the company, how the company uses its Brain Trust to drive innovation, and its “plussing” approach to building a more creative, not to mention, fun culture. From Toy Story to Up, the lessons learned from the making of each and every Pixar animated film are as insightful as they are entertaining.
I had the tremendous privilege of being granted a private tour recently through the Innovation Gallery of Milliken’s world headquarters, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.