Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ed Catmul quote

I heard this quote today, and it really sits well with me:
"Management’s job is not to prevent risk but to build the capability to recover when failures occur."
I so wish things worked more like this. Rather than being in a constant "let's not do anything with risk" mode, it would switch to a "let's push the envelope, and prepare for when it rips" mode.

This was from Ed Catmul (the president of Pixar), in a web article called "How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity". You can read the article here.

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