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Inside Pixar's Leadership (scottberkun.com)
80 points by rodriguezcommaj on May 24, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

Ed is one of the world's greatest managers. He has created something very special at Pixar, where creativity continues to flourish, the team absolutely loves working there, and where art and technology coexist.

Not only that, but a marvelous scientist whose name carries enormous credibility and respect in the field of computer graphics!

Agreed. The article didn't really touch on this too much but you pretty much can't do any work in computer graphics without seeing his name all over the place because of how much of the fundamental technology he either invented or co-invented.

Catmull refers to the post-film analysis, to reveal what went wrong and right -- and particularly the anti-gaming techniques employed to keep people honest and forthcoming in these sessions, after each successive film.

Since you were formerly at Pixar, can you divulge some of these methods?

The Pixar Touch (http://www.amazon.com/The-Pixar-Touch-ebook/dp/B0010SKT0M/) is a great book about Catmull and Pixar.

Ed Catmull, Pixar: Keep Your Crises Small, Stanford Graduate School of Business http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2h2lvhzMDc (54:11)

Long. Worth it.

Even Disney's offerings, specifically "Tangled", have bumped up the quality under Pixar's leadership.

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