Evie Nagy writing for Fast Company on interviews conducted with former employees of Pixar:
Our conversations revealed recurring themes about applying Pixar’s principles in other organizations: delight and storytelling as driving forces, the elimination of ego as management strategy, the idea that creativity can come from anyone, and the balance between patience and action. Each is a philosophy and approach that former employees have adopted in their new organizations to create revolutionary products and strong teams, and can be translated into any business, including yours.
I love any story about Pixar, especially those that bring some insight into how they’re organised. While both Pixar and Apple are highly secretive about whatever projects they are currently working on Pixar has always appeared the more fun place to work at.
I’d love for my own firm to be built on principles of excellence, attention to detail and a love of imaginative creative design as well.