We don’t like to talk about failure. It’s icky, depressing, and we fear it’s contagious. But unless we acknowledge failure as a necessary condition for moving anything forward, we do ourselves a great disservice, and we risk believing in the myth of “overnight success.” Creative people – writers, musicians, actors, artists, poets – know this […]
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(note: the following post was originally published on LinkedIn on February 29th, 2016) Watching Pixar take home the Oscar for Best Animated Film reminded me that we all have loads to learn from Pixar Animation Studios. Much has been written and celebrated about their creative process, including in Ed Catmull’s must-read book (‘Creativity Inc.’), but […]
This week I’m in Miami for the annual Kidscreen Summit, flying the flag for AWESOME… In it’s second year in Miami (used to be NY), Kidscreen has become a global meeting place for people making content for kids (and kids at heart). It’s part conference (Mary Coleman of Pixar is the keynote speaker) and part […]
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know I not only love the Pixar films, I also love the Pixar creative process. A couple of years back, I was fortunate enough to meet the creative development team from Pixar, and it changed my approach to creativity forever. Now, there’s been numerous pieces about Pixar in the press […]
Today marks the kickoff of the annual London Book Fair – the annual marketplace for the global publishing business. Whatever book you’re reading now, chances are it debuted at LBF last year. Like London Fashion Week, MIP, tiff, or the Cannes Film Festival, LBF is a taste-making trade fair – the place where the entertainment […]
It was a cold, autumnal London evening when I got to meet my creative hero, J.J.Abrams.