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The Imagineering Way

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Famed for making dreams come true, the Disney Imagineers are world renowned for their incomparable creativity and their ability to turn fanciful ideas into reality. How do they do this? By approaching all projects, problems, and questions with the knowledge that they will undoubtedly accomplish the task set before them.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Disney Editions (first published 2003)
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A. Tristán
Dec 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A great book to read when looking for some words of encouragement and inspiration. It talks about how many of the Imagineers found inspiration and the process they went through when creating. It also talks about some of the Imagineers experiences. They share a few tips and tricks about the process of creating and encourage people to never give up.

My favorite quote out of this book was: "Never fall in love with your idea because it will change tomorrow. Enjoy the process-- enjoy the change."
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Stephanie Landregan
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Need an epiphany? This book is full of inspiration, fast read. I enjoyed the quote "Yes, if" ...more
Evan
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
A disjointed look behind the curtain of Imagineering at Disney. I was hoping for more specific stories from projects imagineers worked on and fewer pithy philosophies. If you're looking to understand how a company can scale creative output, I highly recommend "Creativity, Inc." instead. ...more
Zoe
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very helpful engaging book. Tells the techniques used by Disney Imagineers and talks thoroughly about creativity and how to show and share your creativity.
Henry Haney
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun and easy inspirational read.
Savanna
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun way to be inspired
David Rodriguez
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
It's niche for sure, but it's my type of niche.

I gave this 4 stars because this company is my life's goals, so I have an incredible desire to learn about as much of as I possibly can.

That being said, it seems like this follow-up to "A Behind Dreams Look..." was moreso pushed than inspired. It reads like the editor sent an e-mail out to everyone asking "what does imagineering mean to you?", and the responses vary as such. Some people write entire essays, some write a paragraph, and some contribut
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Joshua
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Imagineering way is a collection of essays and quotes written and anthologized the the Disney Imagineers - the team of designers, engineers, artists, writers, and more, that create the attractions and Disney's parks and resorts. Given the unique nature of the work, it is important to remember that this book is not like most, in that it is not designed to be read front to back, or back to front, or in any particular order really. The Imagineering Way is designed to read in what ever order, or ...more
Shawn
Jun 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a really interesting book written by Disney's imagineers - the people who dream up Disneyland and Disney World, and all the Magic Kingdom properties and make them happen. It was fairly inspirational at times, and a fairly quick read. It included ideas and inspirational stories from a wide variety of imagineers. I liked the idea from the jacket that they start every project from the perspective of knowing that it can be done, and that they will accomplish it. ...more
Josh McConnell
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: disney, business
Taken from stories of when the imagineers were designing theme parks, attractions and other Disney related projects, The Imagineering Way is actually a fairly interesting read. It's short and to the point, meaning you can get through it relatively quickly. It's no award winning book, but there's some good tips and information here to help you unleash some inner creativity. ...more
Sam
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Definitely the book to read when you're going through a creative block! And also shows that the best if the best fail but still pick themselves back up and take another route that makes some of the most iconic attractions. Ever! ...more
John Graham
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
As a fan of the creative process, this book gave me a unique perspective of how to boost my imaginative power. With scenarios and exercises that help to stimulate creativity. I recommend this book to round out your library on creative problem solving.
Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must-read company profile for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.
Richard Gonzalez
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a very fun book to read. I love the insight and stories in it.
Koppelman
Aug 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to jump start their creativity.
Shelves: greatnonfiction
I LOVE all the imagineering books. If you aim to tap into your creativity for any reason, this books are fantastic. Who is more creative than the team of imagineers at Disney? Fun, fun read.
Stephen
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Cecilia
Apr 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fun-light
I remember that after I finish it I felt really good. There are a bunch of stories anecdotes and stuff, but is Disney people you just have to be inspired by it.
Soledad
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great insight and wisdom to the creative process by those who make the biggest dreams happen! It was an inspiring and entertaining read!
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