Innovate The Pixar Way

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Innovate The Pixar Way - Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground by Bill Capodagli & Lynn Jackson  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. Published December 2009 (224 pages)

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.
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


Biographical note

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