Famous Creative Thinkers

(Part 2)


Steven Spielberg sought out to educate his audience and bring light on topics for those who maybe did not understand it the way he did. Using his creative mind he explored primeval fears, tackled literary adaptations, historical, daredevil heroes, and imaginative fantasy through his movies. His films helped people like us relate with him and what he may have experienced in life through movies. The home made movies he started making as a young boy gave Spielberg a powerful escape from his fears (Grover, 1998). McBride states in her book “He remembers what went on and its significance to him, and he has an outlet, making movies, that not too many other people have” (McBride, 2011).

Spielberg was described as “different” while growing up by a neighbor, yet his mother found him endlessly amusing and encouraged his rebellious creative nature. S (McBride, 2011). I believe growing up in this encouraging environment with his mother help build him as a person and his creativity. Steven faced few obstacles in life, one growing up in a single family home without a father figure and the other being of Jewish decent. In high school he experienced torment from other students with anti-Semitic remarks, which one day would help him understand the subject of his film Schindler’s List (Grover, 1998). There is no on-off switch, no simple formula, and no reliable path to novel and useful ideas (Herbert, 2011). Steven Spielberg’s creative process consisted of thinking out of the box and looking at things in different angles and using real life situations to build it creativity when it came to his story telling, thus famous film production.

In my view of things Steven Spielberg pushed boundaries of film by choosing political and strong issues to produce. The topics he chose for his movies had some type of personal feeling to him where he could relate to those situations and made us as the audience relate to him as well through his movies. He brought his imagination to life with film and carried us with him on his ride. He is and continues to be an outstanding film producer and a great contribution to society with his work.

Shiego Shingo had vast experience and knowledge in what we call modern day industrial engineering. Born in Japan in 1909, he graduated from Yamanashi Technical College with a degree in mechanical engineering (Roser, 2014). At age 34, he became a consultant at the Japan Management Association; there he gathered experience at Mazda and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Roser, 2014). In every job that he held he found flaws in the process, flaws he wanted to fix and be able to make the process in the company more efficient. At the Toyota factory while he was in charge he implemented a method that allowed any factory worker to stop production at any time they thought was proper for correction (Prestwich, 2012).

As far as Shingo’s personal life, there is not information given other than his birth city and his part in the war. He was more of a bookworm; he read and wrote books about all of his concepts so others would be able to learn from him this way. His creative process was seeing how something was working and being able to change it to make it work more productively, rapidly and most important more safely. In reading about him, the only obstacles I felt like he faced where those who did not embrace his concepts, though they may have not it did not put a halt to his creative idea nor stop him from moving forward.
In my opinion Mr. Shingo was a very hard working and intelligent individual. He was able to advance a further understanding in the engineering field by making his concepts simple to understand and follow. His creative thoughts and desire to improve things made a great success and inspirational help to the industry move forward. I must honestly say that I had more interest in researching Steven Spielberg and learning more about him and how he was as a child and how his creativity has changed the movie industry. Both are great men who changed the world in their own ways with their intellect and thought process, both have their own views in totally different things yet are immensely successful in what they do/did.




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