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To Pixar and Beyond - My Unlikely Journey With Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History-logo

To Pixar and Beyond - My Unlikely Journey With Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

Lawrence Levy

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. Reviews: “What a delightful book about the creation of Pixar from the inside. I learned more about Mr. Jobs, Pixar and business in Silicon Valley than I have in quite some time. And like a good Pixar film, it’ll put a smile on your face.” -- Andrew Ross Sorkinin The New York Times (7/4/2016) “I love this book! I think it is brilliant. Of course I am biased, but even so, I think people will love this story -- one they didn’t even know existed. And Lawrence has told it beautifully.” -- Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President Pixar Animation, President Disney Animation, bestselling author of Creativity Inc. “Lawrence Levy's To Pixar and Beyond is the gripping story of how, through hard work, vision, and a devotion to excellence, tiny Pixar transformed

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. Reviews: “What a delightful book about the creation of Pixar from the inside. I learned more about Mr. Jobs, Pixar and business in Silicon Valley than I have in quite some time. And like a good Pixar film, it’ll put a smile on your face.” -- Andrew Ross Sorkinin The New York Times (7/4/2016) “I love this book! I think it is brilliant. Of course I am biased, but even so, I think people will love this story -- one they didn’t even know existed. And Lawrence has told it beautifully.” -- Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President Pixar Animation, President Disney Animation, bestselling author of Creativity Inc. “Lawrence Levy's To Pixar and Beyond is the gripping story of how, through hard work, vision, and a devotion to excellence, tiny Pixar transformed
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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. Reviews: “What a delightful book about the creation of Pixar from the inside. I learned more about Mr. Jobs, Pixar and business in Silicon Valley than I have in quite some time. And like a good Pixar film, it’ll put a smile on your face.” -- Andrew Ross Sorkinin The New York Times (7/4/2016) “I love this book! I think it is brilliant. Of course I am biased, but even so, I think people will love this story -- one they didn’t even know existed. And Lawrence has told it beautifully.” -- Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President Pixar Animation, President Disney Animation, bestselling author of Creativity Inc. “Lawrence Levy's To Pixar and Beyond is the gripping story of how, through hard work, vision, and a devotion to excellence, tiny Pixar transformed

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bronson Pinchot

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:38