Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World Most Creative Corporate Playground March 5, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization, Review.
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Innovate the Pixar Way
Business Lessons from the World Most Creative Corporate Playground
Authors: Capodagli, Bill; Jackson, Lynn
©2010 | 1st Edition | 224 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2009
Price: US$ 21.95
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.
About the Authors
Bill Capodagli (pronounced Ca po die) co-authored one of Fortune magazine’s “Best Business Books of 1999,” The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company. Prior to co-founding Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993, Bill held managerial positions at the consulting firms of AT Kearney, Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst and Young) and Coopers & Lybrand. Bill served on the Extended Services faculty of the University of Southern Indiana from 1991-1993 and presented the The Disney Way principles to a vast client base.
Bill Capodagli has become one of the most recognizable keynote speakers in recent years, enlightening audiences with his Dreamovations approach (Dream, Believe, Dare, Do), Walt Disney’s key success formula and the principles which are transforming both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies alike.
Lynn Jackson has spent 20 years assisting both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies reshape their cultures and implement “Dream, Believe, Dare, Do,” Walt Disney’s credo for success and the principles on which The Disney Way is based. Lynn holds degrees in organizational psychology from Ball State University and instructional systems technology from Indiana University. In her popular seminars with her coauthor, Bill Capodagli, Lynn inspires leaders to adopt the Disney principles as a critical business success formula.
“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
”This tremendous book brings the magic and genius of Pixar to the page and lets us in on the secrets and intuitive synergy of such a successful company.”
– Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
“With great and useful tips from beginning to end, this book will inspire workplaces to have more fun AND more success. I guarantee it!
— George Zimmer, Chairman and CEO, Mens Warehouse
“Pixar is one of the most creative organizations in the world. . Read Innovate the Pixar Way and explore the true beauty in how they sustain the environment. Who knows, maybe a little Pixar dust will fall on you!”
– John Christensen Co-author of Fish! and Playground
Director AKA: CEO, ChartHouse Learning
“Creativity makes it possible for our dreams to become real — my life is my proof. This book puts all those possibilities in the hands of the reader…for those who will be creating the future.”
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