Ed Catmull, the first CEO of Pixar, is a fascinating thinker with some incredible ideas about running a creative team. In one presentation, he was discussing why everyone loved the movie Toy Story. It isn’t because it’s a single great idea, he said, Toy Story is a collection of great ideas. Everyone brought their ideas […]
Boulders, Bowling Balls, Softballs and Marbles
Imagine each of these things. Different sizes, right? Right. This is how I think about tasks. Boulders are big tasks – they might even be entire projects. Much like a block of marble waiting to be sculpted, the boulder is unrefined…it has no appreciable form. The boulder represents a large unit of work that needs […]
The Difference Between Tinkering and Success?
Have you ever invested your heart and soul into a project only to find out that nobody wanted it? Me too. Did you ever do it again with the same result? Yeah, I’ve done that too. In some cases, you didn’t spend the time to get the word out. You didn’t do proper “marketing.” In […]