There are some people who are socially dysfunctional, but very creative. We get rid of them. Alright? If we don’t have a healthy group, then it isn’t going to work. There’s this illusion that there’s this person who’s creative and who’s got all this stuff… Well, the fact is, there are literally thousands of ideas involved in putting something together, and the notion of ideas as this singular thing is a fundamental flaw. There are so many ideas that what you need is that group behaving creatively. The person who’s got the vision I think is unique — there are very few people who’ve got that vision to put it together — but they’re actually drawing the best out of people. If they can’t draw the best out of people then they will fail.
Ed Catmull, President of Pixar
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, courage. There things are rarely produced by communities. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.