What does it take to become a real Imagineer? There are about half a dozen things that are important if you want to become a real, i.e. a serious, Imagineer. First of all you have to want to. Also you need to learn some aspect of STEM well so that you can do something. It is very helpful if you can join a competent team after you leave school, because Imagineering flourishes with teamwork. It will be very helpful to follow these blogs. And there are a few books on imagineering that you ought to read as well. And finally you will need to work hard at it and fight for it if necessary.
Why would You Want to be an Imagineer?
There are several reasons why many people want to be successful Imagineers. You are likely to end up in a much better company. You are almost certain to have more fun, more adventures, and more success. You are very likely to have better pay. And you are also likely to have a greater range of possibilities in your career. Everybody likes a high level Imagineer.
Why is some STEM capability Important?
This answer to this question is very simple. Imagineering consists of imagination plus engineering. It is nice to have great ideas, but then you have to be able to do something with them. Your STEM capability, whatever it may be, is an important part of what allows you to do something with the great ideas that you have or find.
Why does it Help to be Part of a Team?
As you have already seen, Imagineering has many parts. It is very hard for a single person to be good enough at every one of those parts to do really well creating a highly important and successful invention all by himself or herself. Even a small team usually works better than no team at all.
Follow These Blogs, especially for Completivity
While there are many blogs, persons, and books that deal with creativity in a way that is perfectly adequate, there are few if any other sources where you will find the subject of completivity covered adequately. And without completivity you may not become a complete Imagineer.
Read at Least a Couple of Interesting Books
As part of these blogs I will briefly discuss some of the books that I feel can make the most useful contributions to your knowledge of Imagineering. There are less of these books than you might imagine, but there are some that can be quite valuable. You will find them in the book blogs shortly.
Work Hard and be Prepared to Fight if Necessary
You will never get to be an Imagineer by just talking about it. You must be prepared to work hard at it. You will have to do serious things in the process, and because innovations and inventions are often fought against by other people and or Nature, you have to be prepared to fight if the need arises. Successful innovations often have to be fought for.