Links and inspiration

Below are some sources of inspiration and useful links. Some of these are in Dutch only. (Sorry!)

Creativity, Inc is not only a fantastic book about the creation of Pixar, but also about the organization and culture needed to keep a creative DNA alive and growing in a large company.

The Death and Life of great American Cities by Jane Jacobs, is a standard reference for anyone who is thinking about living and liveable cities. Published in 1961, this book is as relevant as ever.

Blockbusters by Anita Elberse (Harvard Business School), is a must-read if you want to know how the media- and entertainment industry works nowadays and why they put their money on blockbusters.

Understanding Organizations by Charles Handy, remains of paramount importance to anyone who wants to understand how organizations work.

De Culturele Stad by Cor Wijn, is a Dutch book that shows the building blocks for a city in need of a good cultural policy.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, is essential reading to understand how our brain takes decisions, and when it goes wrong.

Mashable is a site chockfull of internet news in all areas.

Follow the Money is a Dutch independent journalist research platform on people, systems and banks that misbehave financially and economically.

My Linked-in profile: Joost Heinsius.