Over the past year, Jamestown Community College has been tightening their belt as they adjust to a declining enrollment. Smartly, they have also been pursuing a culture of innovation in an effort to more efficiently use the dollars they have as well as create an environment that is attractive to students and businesses alike. I am a fan of continual process improvement, which I blame on my career in the Air Force. Oh, by the way, Happy 69th birthday, United State Air Force.
When I look for books to read, I look for companies to benchmark in terms of processes and culture. I am a huge fan of Google and how they operate but I am also a fan of Pixar based on what and how they do things. When I saw Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Corporate Playground* in a used bookstore, I knew I wanted to learn from them. I was not disappointed. As a bonus, I have a signed copy; a benefit of shopping at a used bookstore. Read more