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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071638938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071638937
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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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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I just finished reading Innovate the Pixar Way, and I'm going to do something I rarely do.
Patrick Brougham
Up is also the first Pixar film and the second animated film in history (the other is Beauty and the Beast) to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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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.
Keith E. Webb

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 20, 2010
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Brougham on December 30, 2009
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith E. Webb VINE VOICE on February 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on July 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
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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