To Pixar and Beyond

To Pixar and Beyond

My Unlikely Journey With Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

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An AMAZON BEST BOOK of 2016 in BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

A top pick on FORTUNE’S FAVORITE BOOKS LIST for 2016.

A 2017 AXIOM AWARDS SILVER MEDALIST in Business Memoir & Biography


The never-before-told story of Pixar's improbable success.

“Hi, Lawrence?” the caller asked. “This is Steve Jobs. I saw your picture in a magazine a few years ago and thought we’d work together someday.” 
 
After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar. 

One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Silicon Valley executive to whom he had never spoken before, in the hope of persuading Levy to help him get Pixar on the right track.
 
What Levy found in Pixar was a company on the verge of failure. To Pixar and Beyond is the extraordinary story of what happened next: How Levy, working closely with Jobs and the Pixar team, produced and implemented a highly improbable roadmap that transformed the sleepy graphics art studio into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. 

Set in the worlds of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, the book takes readers inside Pixar, Disney, law firms, and investment banks. It provides an up-close, first-hand account of Pixar’s stunning ascent, how it took risks, Levy’s enduring collaboration and friendship with Jobs, and how Levy came to see in Pixar deeper parallels that apply to all aspects of our lives.
 


Baker & Taylor
"After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple in the early 1990's, while building his failed competitor NeXT, he made a side bet to develop a little-known, barely profitable video graphics company called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobscalled Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained attorney, in the hope that Jobs could somehow persuade Levy to join forces with him in his quest to energize Pixar. Somehow, despite Pixar's very modest beginnings, Levy, Jobs, and studio chief Ed Catmull, were able to shape it into the world's most creative motion picture company. This is Levy's account of those early beginnings at Pixar, of his friendship with Jobs, and how they were able to join forces to transform Pixar into one of Hollywood's greatest success stories"--

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& Taylor

Describes how the author forged close professional ties with Steve Jobs and worked with him to rescue Pixar from the brink of failure and transform it into one of Hollywood's most influential and successful companies.
Describes how the author forged close professional ties with Steve Jobs and worked closely with him to rescue Pixar from the brink of failure and transform it into one of Hollywood's most influential and successful companies. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
ISBN: 9780544734142
Branch Call Number: 791.43023 LEV
Characteristics: xii, 259 p. ;,24 cm.

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