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Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

“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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"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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071664370
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/14/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,289,160
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Act 1: Dream – Build a Land of Original Ideas

1. Unifying Long-term Vision

2. Creative Culture Requires Creative Leadership



Act 2: Believe – Adopt a “Jam Session” Mentality

3. Power to the Creative Team

4. Team Up – Good People are better than Good Ideas

5. Never Stop Learning

6. Clear Values that Inspire Buy-In



Act 3: Dare – The Only Failure is Not Trying

7. Learning to Fail Forward Fast

8. Open Communication Channels

9. Fun Sparks Creativity



Act 4: Do – Magic Happens when People are Set Free

10. Quality – A Great Business Plan

Epilogue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Pixar is cool

    Pixar makes good movies like monsters inc for exzample why coundt it be called tug of war inc insteded of monsters inc but with dogs insteade of monsters

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Are you uncomfortable?

    Anyone in a place of constantly being uncomfortable with the status quo, in yourself or company should take a chance and read this book. Innovation is at your door,opening it means things will never be the same as they were but thats OK because you wont want to turn around and look back.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    U are smart RolfDobelli!!

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  • Posted July 26, 2010

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    Whimsical analysis of Pixar's "fun is work" corporate philosophy

    Despite a blue-sky tone, this book offers a fascinating window into the singular culture of Pixar, the world's foremost animation studio. Management consultants Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson balance their accounts of technological advances, cutthroat corporate politics and astonishing profits with descriptions of Pixar's arcane approach to strategy and human resources. The tale of how Pixar's leaders exercise their determination to run the shop their own way - while standing up to interference from Disney, their corporate parent - injects narrative drama into this straightforward presentation of Pixar's in-house philosophy. Its leaders' willingness to accept failure, and their faith in their own judgment about products and people, prove inspiring. The lessons offered at the end of each chapter err toward the simplistic and don't usually demonstrate how conventional businesses might apply Pixar's methods. Instead, the authors mostly leave extrapolation of Pixar's business teachings to the reader. A lengthy index citing other companies that thrive under a "fun" matrix helps make up for that shortcoming. getAbstract finds that those examples, plus revealing quotes from Pixar executives, will enable readers to emulate Pixar's strategy as they enjoy this inside-the-theatre corporate profile.

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    Posted July 17, 2011

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