Are You a Producer?

Are You a Producer?

by John Kao

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Are You a Producer? by John Kao

In terms of ambition and organization, producing a complex movie in 2010 -- something at the level of Avatar -- is, in some ways, similar to producing the first conquest of the South Pole. Each venture required a magnetic producer able to envision an alluring goal, raise money, recruit talent, set rigorous standards, and lead an elite team through enormous physical and emotional hardship to a glorious finale. This brief eBook details the qualities that make that possible.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012771810
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 342 KB

About the Author

John Kao learned a lot about creativity and innovation during his years teaching at the Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, and also as a serial entrepreneur, psychiatrist, movie producer, and jazz pianist. He wrote about the topic in Jamming -- The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, a Business Week bestseller that has been published in more than a dozen languages. He is also the author of Innovation Nation, hailed by Business Week as one of the best business books of 2007, as well as numerous Harvard Business Review articles. Dubbed Mr. Creativity by the Economist, Kao was trained in philosophy (Yale College), psychiatry (Yale Medical School and the Harvard Medical School), and business (the Harvard Business School). Among the films in which he served as a production executive were sex, lies & videotape and Mr. Baseball. Kao currently serves as the CEO of Kao & Company.

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