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Paul Sloane

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Paul Sloane read Engineering at Trinity Hall Cambridge. He came top of Sales School at IBM, became MD of Ashton-Tate UK, VP International for MathSoft and CEO of Monactive. He now writes, speaks and gives workshops on lateral thinking in business, creativity, innovation and leadership. He is married and lives in Camberley in Surrey. He has three grown-up daughters. He is a keen chess and tennis player and he plays keyboards in a rock band, the Fat Cats. He has written a series of lateral thinking puzzle books, many co-authored with Des MacHale, published by Sterling Publishing. They have sold over 2 million copies and been translated into many languages. He has also written two management books, published by Kogan Page, and many articles fo ...more

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Lessons in Candour from Pixar’s Braintrust

Ed Catmull

In his book Creativity Inc., Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, explains the important role of the ‘braintrust’ in the creative success of Pixar.

He starts by stressing the importance of candour.  It is essential for open and honest discussion.  The opposite of candour is reserve and there are many reasons why people should be reserved. When you are fresh into

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“The innovator's motto is this; I succeed or I learn but I never fail.”
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“Only do what only you can do.”
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“The innovative leader has to be an arsonist and a firefighter.”
Paul Sloane, The Innovative Leader: How to Inspire Your Team and Drive Creativity

“What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.”
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“Implementing best practice is copying yesterday, innovation is inventing tomorrow.”
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