“For Disney, creativity and mistakes went hand in hand.”
“When Disneyland opened in 1955, it was a disaster … Walt Disney took it all in stride. ‘If you do big things, you make big mistakes,’ he told reporters.
For Disney, creativity and mistakes went hand in hand … he encouraged his team of engineers, designers, and mechanics [his Imagineers] to think expansively and be willing to break things. ‘I don’t remember anyone getting fired for coming up with a dumb idea or making a mistake,’ recalls Van Arsdale France, one of Disney’s earliest employees.”