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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Creativity Inc.

I recently finished reading Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull:

It's a business management book with great insights into fostering a creative environment in the workplace. Some of my favorite takeaways are:

1) Do not be afraid of hiring people who are smarter than you
2) Remember that people are always more important than ideas (because ideas come from people)
3) Be candid, which is being more than just honest
4) Search for the real underlying issues, not simply surface problems which are usually side-effects of larger problems
5) Keep the communication and management structures separate (they should not be one and the same)
6) Invite problem solving from every employee
7) Fail fast in order to reach the correct solution sooner

I never imagined I'd ever be drawn to non-fiction, especially business books, since they often seemed so dry to me, but this one is a winner! I totally devoured it. Do you like reading business books? Any good suggestions?

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