March 15, 2013
A Quick Note About Playing It Safe
Got an interesting little link for you today. The web site is "Theme Park University" and it is "a place for the exploration and critical analysis of live interactive media." That means they provide great information on the theory and creation of theme parks. (And that means it is another great source when you are looking for ideas on creativity.)
The piece for which I am providing a link is a purported interview with a computer that designs theme park shows.
It is a fascinating commentary on how creativity is stifled by pandering to outside (uninformed) sources and playing it "safe".
My apologies – I just made the article sound boring. It is hilarious; trust me on this one.
Your homework assignment: How often have you seen this happen in the business world/in the auditing world/in your personal world? Homework assignment #2: Take this lesson to heart and flex those creative muscles, no matter how much you are tempted to pander.
(And one more note – when he says "typical theme park audience", replace it with "typical auditee." It will make sense when you read it.)