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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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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (December 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071638938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071638937
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Capodagli (pronounced Cap o 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 and Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst and Young). From 1991-1993, Bill launched the University of Southern Indiana's business consulting initiative and began teaching The Disney Way principles to an international client base. His popular speaking engagements on the topics of Disney/Pixar leadership; Pixar innovation; and Disney customer service, are transforming both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies alike.

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Format: Hardcover
Those who are interested in this book probably include those whose primary objective is to understand how to (a) establish an innovative culture within their workplace, (b) think more innovatively, and/or (c) understand the how the studio could produce classic animated films such as Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Finding Nemo (2003), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009) and Toy Story 3 (2010). I am among those who read this book for all three reasons and congratulate Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson on the wealth of information and insights that they provide.

Others have their reasons for admiring the book. Here are three of mine. First, Capodaglia and Jackson skillfully "set the stage" by creating a context for the establishment of Pixar in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was acquired by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006. From the beginning, co-founders Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith and their associates have shared the same credo: "dream like a child." They are also perfectionists in every aspect of film production who believe that "art is a team sport." These are recurrent themes throughout the book because they are core values throughout the entire Pixar organization.

I also appreciate the attention that Capodaglia and Jackson devote to lessons that can be learned as well as policies and procedures that can be adopted and then implemented by leaders of almost any organization (regardless of its size or nature) in which there is a need for more and more effective innovation.
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Format: Hardcover
I just finished reading Innovate the Pixar Way, and I'm going to do something I rarely do. I'm going to write a review.

I read a lot of business books. I'll bet you do, too, if you're thinking of buying this one. Here's why I highly recommend this book.

1. It's loaded with thought-provoking ideas. For example, the chapter titled Forty-One Neat Things to Unleash Your Imagination isn't 10 neat things followed by 31 not so neat things. It's 41 neat things!
2. It's engaging and informative all the way through. I hate it when all the good stuff is in the first third of a book followed by two-thirds of fluff.
3. The Pixar story can stand on its own as a fascinating read. Even if you're not looking for ways to energize your business, you'll enjoy this book.
4. Don't skip the appendices. They are filled with fun, surprising facts.

Read this book. You'll be glad you did!
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Since 1995 with the release of Toy Story, Pixar has created blockbuster animated films that the whole family loves. How do they KEEP doing it? To be creative and innovative once, twice, even three times is a major feat, but 10 in a row! Pixar replaced Disney as the family animation movie specialist and then was purchased by Disney for $7.4 billion in 2006.

The authors of The Disney Way researched and interviewed to find answers to Pixar's sustainable culture of innovation. The results are not surprising:
* Dream like a child
* Believe in your playmates
* Dare to jump in the water and make waves
* Do unleash your childlike potential

The book is loaded with lists of ideas based on Pixar's culture. For example, 10 ideas to encourage risk taking, 7 ways to create an inspirational environment, 41 ways to improve innovation, and 16 ways to get started.

At times, the book reads like a sequel to The Disney Way with the authors liberally quoting and drawing leadership points from their previous book. In many ways, Pixar is a sequel to Disney. The founders of Pixar has Walt Disney and Disney animation as their models. And Pixar recaptured what many saw was lacking in Disney's productions through the 1980s and 1990s.

As a short and inspiring book, The Pixar Way, left me with a number of ideas and a child-like zeal to innovate through fun.
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Short Version: This well-researched book will an easy-to-read introduction to creativity management and Pixar's corporate strategy, but those already familiar with either topic will likely find this book disjointed, not well written, and lacking it depth and detail.

Long Version: I find it ironic that a book focused on Pixar is lack the level of quality and story for which Pixar itself is so famous. The authors of this book did a tremendous job researching Pixar, corporate stories, interviews from chief executives, even examples outside of the company that they felt were relevant. However, that's where this book's excellence stopped. It was very clear to me that the writers had a lot of really excellent anecdotes, stories, and advice to share. Yet the subpar quality of the writing left me feeling like they had told me a joke where I either missed the punchline, they missed the crucial details, or, more often than not, both.

My first problem with this book is merely technical - the margins seem huge. It's a nitpicky complaint for sure, but I felt like the ratio of white space to text was off. Instead of feeling like I was reading something packed full of helpful information, I felt like I was racing through a children's novel with large text and few words on the page. It made me wonder "did they make the margins so big so the book felt bigger?"

I also felt like the information was organized in a confusing manner. For example, in a chapter entitled "Collaborating in the Sandbox" the authors explored the necessity of quality training and the importance of fostering a collaborative spirit in the workplace.
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