Friday Jul 11
Cult of Mac Blog
How Sony stood up to Steve Jobs' wage-fixing schemes at Pixar
Steve Jobs may have been part of some of the biggest tech revolutions of the past forty years, but he was also part of an illegal attempt to suppress employee wages by way of a massive no-poaching agreement with other tech giants.
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Friday Jul 11
Michael Tsai's Weblog
Pixar Wage-Fixing Cartel
A top Pixar producer reveals in her email that Catmull had in fact flown down to Sony Animation and met with the two co-heads, Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandy Rabins, to rope Sony into the non-recruitment cartel.
Friday Jul 11
Why Pixar President Ed Catmull's New Book Is One Of The Best Reads On Creative Leadership
At first glance, the new book about Pixar, Creativity, Inc. , seems like a deluxe version of the account of creative enterprise and management with which we have become increasingly familiar.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Two more pictures from my foamcore 4 -5 camera...
Here are two more photos I took at last night's camera workshop. I wanted to take something slightly more beautiful than a selfie, so I chose the Luxo statue outside the Steve Jobs building at Pixar, and some white flowers from the garden.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
How GM almost screwed up Toy Story, Cars, Monsters Inc. and more
General Motors came within one week of buying Pixar in 1985, and would have subsumed the then-fledgling computer company to use its technology to help aid car designs.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Toy Story Was Originally Going to Feature G.I. Joe and Barbie
If you were to see an early version of the movie's script, you probably wouldn't be able to recognize the film we know today.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Pixar vs. Disney, Who will be the Animators for the 21st Century?
Point of order, Disney does now own Pixar as of 2006, in a $4.7 Billion acquisition.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Palo Alto Weekly
Connecting creative minds
Construction of the McMurtry Building -- one of three recent projects aimed at creating an "arts district" on the Stanford campus -- is well underway and poised to be completed on schedule, and, according to the head of the university's arts programs, the new facility is eagerly anticipated.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Rocky Mountain Leadership Conference: Transformation Key in Business, Life
When it comes to business, transformation is integral to companies, business professionals and entrepreneurs who want to remain successful.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Apple Watch: ToyTalk
The last developer I was able to visit in San Francisco was the little ToyTalk shop.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
Disney: Excellent Growth, But At What Price?
Walt Disney was an amazing innovator. With the seamless integration of Disney's animated content, Disneyland, television, and merchandise, he also developed an "ecosystem" long before ecosystems were the standard for the technology companies of today.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
The Official Google Blog
Things you love are Made with Code
Miral is a hip hop dancer and choreographer who lights up stages across the country.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Harvard Business School
Leading Innovation is the Art of Creating 'Collective Genius'
As Harvard Business School Professor Linda A. Hill began to dig into the scholarship around leadership and innovation, she soon realized there was a lot of research on both.