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To Pixar and Beyond Audiobook

To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

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Publisher's Summary

An Amazon best book of 2016 in BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

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 listeners 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.

©2016 Lawrence Levy (P)2016 Audiobooks.com Publishing

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    Ciro Silva 11-02-16
    Ciro Silva 11-02-16 Member Since 2011

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    "What an end!!!"
    What would have made To Pixar and Beyond better?

    Remove chapter 28 on audiobook.


    What was most disappointing about Lawrence Levy’s story?

    This audiobook should have stopped on chapter 27. But suddenly on chapter 28 the author very naively narrates how he was bamboozled by a Brazilian guru living in LA. Very disappointing for a person who had the privilege to talk daily with Catmull, Lasseter and Jobs. That shows that money can't buy wisdom.


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Always excellent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Chapter 28 was very, very disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    To the author: get smart! The Beatles did it in The Sixties.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Damian Amamoo MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US 11-20-16
    Damian Amamoo MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US 11-20-16
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    "Fascinating, informative, compulsory listening"

    Highly recommended for anyone interested in film, animation, entertainment, Hollywood, dealmaking, IPO, leadership and Steve Jobs.

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    @ChrisRising 11-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great read, really enjoyed this window into Pixar and Steve Jobs"

    Loved this book, well written and great audio performance.

    Some interesting stories about how Pixar was built, the issues it overcame and how they create magic.

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    "great insite into pixar"

    Enjoyed listening to inside information on how pixar was run as a company. great read.

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