Notes on the book "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

You are reading the consolidated and refined version of the notes and excerpts I made while reading the book Creativity Inc.. This is by no means a complete summary of the book, but rather a collection of lessons that I found note-worthy. Overview The book deals with the building and maintenance of sustainable creative organizations, painted on the rich background of Ed Catmull’s role in the construction and running of Pixar and later also of Disney Animation.

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Weekly Head Voices #211: Table Mountain Run(ish)

Welcome back to the Weekly Head Voices friends! These ones, the two hundred and eleventh (haha, remember at school you always wondered if anyone would ever really need to be able to write out numbers… IT WAS ALL FOR ME) edition, will hopefully be talking more or less coherently about events that took place during the two weeks from Monday November 23 to Sunday December 6 of the year 2020.

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Weekly Head Voices #210: MiniBurn 2020

Welcome back to the WHV blogging clubhouse, gang! Somewhat inspired by Descartes, I can say with a fair amount of confidence that you are now reading these words, and for that I am grateful. This post covers the weeks from Monday, November 9 to Sunday, November 22 of the year 2020. papercite_static: put some bibtex into your Hugo After languishing for almost a year on my todo list, I finally got around to cleaning up and making available my Python script for embedding your BiBTeX bibliographies in your markdown files.

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Weekly Head Voices #209: Blogging like it's 2009

Figure 1: Surprise sun in the second half of a rainy run Two days ago, as I pressed the “publish” button on WHV #208 (well, it’s actually more me doing the t d C-c C-e H H shortcut key sequence in Emacs, but OK), I knew that #209 was going to be a problem. Although the past week, from Monday November 2 to Sunday November 8, certainly had its share of events quite important to me, none of them are fit for publication, and none of the concomitant observations can be abstracted concretely enough (yes, I see what I did there :) to appear here.

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Weekly Head Voices #208: Stilbaai

Welcome back folks! Although my weeks have been quite full, this post is short. It covers a few noteworthy (to me) events and observations from the period Monday October 12 to Sunday November 1, 2020. Figure 1: Skulpiesbaai, taken from the halfway-point of a coastal run in Stilbaai. Running and reading I am super chuffed that on Sunday October 18, 2020, GOU #1 (14) completed her first (virtual) 10km race.

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Weekly Head Voices #207: Kogelberg

The 207th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, which in theory should cover the week from Monday October 5 to Sunday October 11, 2020, is in fact only here to remind future me of that time when I took the Thursday October 8 off from work to go run the Kogelberg Trail with friends PK, TvD and EW. (Ok, well maybe there is also a backyard philosophy thing hidden at the end of the post…)

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Weekly Head Voices #206: Mount Ceder

Figure 1: A view from a run with GOU#1 in Mount Ceder. Welcome, dear readers, to the 206th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, covering the two weeks from Monday September 21 to Sunday October 4, 2020. Mount Ceder beauty The weather prediction for the September 25 long weekend did not look good at all. Temperatures in the low single digits, and rain. We were unable to reschedule our reservation, and so, with significant trepidation, we packed our things for the weekend and made the drive to Mount Ceder.

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Weekly Head Voices #205: Real-time sometimes, asynchronous most of the time

This edition of the Weekly Head Voices looks back a the week from Monday September 14 to Sunday September 20 of the year 2020. Figure 1: Scene from a work get-together. It’s really nice when you can get into these mountains any day of the week! For the first time in months, this post is exactly on time. Whatever else happens in the rest of the post, timeousness is in the pocket!

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Weekly Head Voices #204: What is your purpose?

Welcome back here folks, to the 204th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, examining a sample of life from Monday September 7 to Sunday September 13, 2020. Summer is starting to make an appearance down here, albeit with a bit more subtlety, some would say difficulty, than usual. Fortunately, the week in question offered plenty of opportunities for being outside, opportunities that some of us made grateful use of. Figure 1: Random scene from a lunch at Guardian Peak with one of my most long-time friends who as a bonus is also brilliant company.

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Weekly Head Voices #203: Spiritual

Figure 1: A tiny bit of Jonkershoek’s beauty, thanks to Wim’s magic. Dear friends, It brings me joy to meet you here again. Due to an unintentionally longer than normal blog hiatus, this edition will attempt to cover a substantial amount of temporal ground from Monday August 10 to Sunday September 6, 2020. If I were in your shoes, I would hop skip and jump selectively over the hopefully not too unhelpfully titled headings.

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