May 17th 2009
The Pixar Touch. the making of a company. David A Price. 2008. ISBN 9780307265753. I so love it when a business journalist writes a good book. Good fact checking, clear prose and concise language. Much of this story has been covered in the Steve Jobs autobiography. This book gives a better treatment of the founders of Pixar, before Jobs came on the scene, right up to Disney buying Pixar. The treatment of Jobs is quite kind ( unlike how he treats others). If you are interested in how large animation projects really come together , or like me you just have to know things, this is a really great read . 262 pp which should do you for a RT one coast to the other, or a long weekend read. Lesson learned , great things are not done by reasonable men.
Building a ‘Safe Haven’ for Creativity at Pixar (blogs.harvardbusiness.org)
Pixar gambles on Up (thestar.com)
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