I once started a webpage for my city. It didn’t go the way I planned so I scrapped the whole idea. I didn’t really look at how far I came and that I at least tried to pursue innovation.
I love to create. I enjoy reading about innovation, new technology, new ideas and as this whole stupid M situation has fallen on me. My life plan has altered in a great way. No longer am I wanting to make money for M to buy him a guitar studio or renew our wedding vows.
I really could give a fuck less about that stupidity anymore. I am wanting to expand my mind. I am so easily defeated and lack the tools to be creative and foster creativity. This book is pretty amazing and has me looking at all aspects of my life.
The book I’m reading is written by the president of Pixar animation and Disney animation Ed Catmull. Yeah this dude is raking in the cha-ching for sure. He was a founder in the technology of computer animation and his ideas on fostering creativity and learning about how long it can take for ideas to become good is quite amazing.
I also love his take on leadership, management, and being open with ideas and learning experiences
This book has made me look at M differently as well. Especially since I love the team analogy and no, M is still not on my team. We are on the same field so I believe our marriage is making some progress.
Anyways I thought of all my infidelity support team here in the blogosphere and elsewhere when this book hooked me. I should finish it today and get the bulletpoints down. I’m sure I’ll buy it.. but here’s the quote.
Give a good idea to a mediocre team and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will wither fix it or come up with something better. ————-Ed Catmull
I am also reading “Think Like a Freak” as well. I kind of am a book carnivore when I want to be. 🙂