Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Corporate Playground

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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“Details how this playful organization provides a working environment that encourages imagination, inventiveness, and joyful collaboration. If you dream of creating a more positive climate in your company, this book might just make your dreams come true.”
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Helping People Win at Work

Unleash Pixar-style creativity in any organization!

Authors of the business classic The Disney Way, Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson take a behind-the-scenes look at the company built upon the “magic” of Disney.

Readers of this concise and accessible book will learn how to apply Pixar’s secrets of success, which include the company’s ability to turn visions into clear directives and its remarkable focus on detail, which translates into products of the utmost quality. Other lessons include how to hire creative people and always challenging the status quo.

 

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Contents

1 Remember the Magic of Childhood
1
2 Where Did the Creativity Go?
7
3 Hey Kids Lets Put on a Show
13
Section 1 Dream Like a Child
23
Section 2 Believe in Your Playmates
49
Section 3 Dare to Jump in the Water and Make Waves
73
Section 4 Do Unleash Your Childlike Potential
113
Other Corporate Playgrounds
151
Bill and Lynns Favorite Fun Facts About Pixar
175
Through a Childs Eyes
181
References
193
Index
203
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Bill Capodagli coauthored The Disney Way and cofounded Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993.
Lynn Jackson helps Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies reshape their cultures and principles using the methods outlined in The Disney Way, which she coauthored.

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