Lessons From Pixar President Ed Catmull: Your Ideas Are "Ugly Babies," You Are Their Champion
Geege Schuman stashed this in DARPA
The cost of that becomes clear when you think of how a movie starts out. It's a baby. It's like the fetus of a movie star; we all start out ugly. Every one of Pixar's stories starts out that way. A new thing is hard to define; it's not attractive, and it requires protection. When I was a researcher at DARPA, I had protection for what was ill-defined. Every new idea in any field needs protection. Pixar is set up to protect our director's ugly baby.
I wish more companies would have a braintrust.