I took Jeff Atwodd’s advice and watched Ed Catmull of Pixar: “Keep your crises small”. A presentation about lessons learned from successes and crises at Pixar.
A central quote:
If you give a good idea to a mediocre group, they’ll screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a good group, they’ll fix it. Or they’ll throw it away and come up with something else.
We think of ‘an idea’ – for movies, for products. It’s usually thought of as some singular thing. But the reality of these successful movies – as with all successful products – that they have got thousands of ideas. It’s all sorts of things necessary to make the film successful. And you have to get most of them right to be successful. That is why you need a team that works well together.