TO PIXAR AND BEYOND. My unlikely journey with Steve Jobs to make entertainment history

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LAWRENCE LEVY is a former Silicon Valley lawyer and executive hired by Steve Jobs in 1994 as CFO and member of the Office of the President of Pixar Animation Studios He was responsible for Pixar s business strategy and IPO and guided Pixar s transformation from a money losing graphics company into a multibillion dollar entertainment studio He later joined Pixar s board of directors He then left

[Epub] ↠ TO PIXAR AND BEYOND. My unlikely journey with Steve Jobs to make entertainment history Author Lawrence Levy –
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • TO PIXAR AND BEYOND. My unlikely journey with Steve Jobs to make entertainment history
  • Lawrence Levy
  • Russian
  • 03 May 2018

10 thoughts on “TO PIXAR AND BEYOND. My unlikely journey with Steve Jobs to make entertainment history

  1. says:

    I don t really read business books, but I loved this Levy s story is a really well told personal narrative about bridging the gap between art and commerce, and anyone who s seen a Pixar movie in the last twenty years will find something o...

  2. says:

    Siempre he cre do que Pixar trajo una alegr a especial al mundo a trav s de su capacidad de conectarse con la audiencia Aciertos como Toy Story y Bichos una aventura en miniatura fueron pilares de mi infancia y me llevaron a creer en un mundo nuevo en el que todo es posible Lawrence Levy toma la magia de Pixar y muestra los detr s de escena de su xito Su emocionante historia captura el ciclo de vida de Pixar, ya que va desde una empresa al borde del fracaso hasta la mejor compa a de animaci n del mundo Escribe sobre sus experiencias con Steve Jobs, pero no desde el lente tradicional que hemos visto en los ltimos a os El papel de Levy en Pixar lo coloca en una posici n en la que necesita encontrar un equilibrio entre los deseos de Steve y lo que cree que es mejor para la empresa y sus empleados.Captura la transici n de la compa a con la elegancia de las pel culas de Pixar Encontr el equilibrio perfecto de los antecedentes comerciales y una historia cauti...

  3. says:

    I don t typically read business books, but Lawrence Levy s book, To Pixar and Beyond isn t a typical business book There s a warm, lovable fuzziness to it that is, in my mind, antithetical to the typical business ethos It s a jarring cognitive dissonance, for me, at least.It may help to explain my hatred of the business world I believe that the MBAification of the world started about fifty years ago when colleges and universities across the country started downplaying humanities and started emphasizing pro capitalist pro big business agendas and curriculum The Arts were quickly being replaced with the Art of the Deal.Subsequently, a business model began being applied to fields to which such models had previously never been applied nor should have been applied education, health care, church administration Arguably, this has destroyed the very foundation of these fields and has created many problems than it has solved.It has created an education system that is floundering miserably in this country, as a strong anti public education campaign led by conservative politicians has led to entire school systems failing kids in droves while diverting federal funds from public schools to private and charter schools, which have repeatedly been proven by study after study to be completely ineffectual and or detrimental to student learnin...

  4. says:

    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book I am not typically interested in business or finance at all, but the writing was high quality and the mix of story levels was just enough Not too much business stuff to bog down but enough that I could understand and follow along It was also a really nice mix of personal and big picture, so that I felt like I was getting to know the people involved without being invasive or snooping My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is the last few chapters Part IV I completely understand why they were included, and I don t have a complaint about the theoretical reason for doing so, but, mostly because of the drastic change in tone and seeming need to get through that section quickly, for me the story ended with the sale of Pixar, and I didn t really gain anything from following the author s journey after that point It may have been the why of writing the book...

  5. says:

    4 stars for the first three parts 2 stars for the last part.

  6. says:

    In my eyes, Pixar brought joy to the world through their ability to connect with the audience Moves such as Toy Story and A Bug s Life were pillars of my childhood, pulling me into a new world where anything is possible Lawrence Levy takes the same magic of Pixar and shows you the behind the scenes of its success His thrilling story captures Pixar s lifecycle as it goes from a company on the brink of failure to arguably the best animation company in the world He writes of his experiences with Steve Jobs, but not from the traditional lens that we have seen in the last few years Levy s role at Pixar without giving anything away puts him in a position where he needs to find a balance between Steve s desires and what he believes is best for the company and its employees.He captures the transition of the company with the elegance of Pixar movies themselves It struck the perfect balance of business background and a captivating story One thing I highly respect about the book is its relatability for everyone I come from a business background, and bonded with the twists of the IPO For those who don t have a business knowledge base, Levy crafted the story with breakdowns of some of the larger business topics Pixar has an amazing story the world needs to hear, and Levy does just that Steve Jobs brings a unique lens to the book, but it really...

  7. says:

    I read a lot of business books and I often walk away from the book feeling like the business leader was kind of stupid You won t feel like that with this book He is the smartest person in the room, but has a gift for explaining complex issues with clarity and understanding that many issues are complicated and not easily wrapped in tidy bows He is a good writer, it s a...

  8. says:

    Levy has a very unique experience with Pixar so of course I wanted to read this But this is an extremely individualized account and mainly speaks of the finances and the business aspects of Pixar I am interested in the creative movie ...

  9. says:

    3.5 stars If Ed Catmull s Creativity Inc was the heart story of Pixar, this is the head story A fast paced, nuts and bolts business story about how CFO Lawrence Levy signed on to a company struggling to find its way to infinity and beyond.Oh,...

  10. says:

    , , a bug s life 1998 .

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