Episode #123: 10 Ways to Balance Innovation with Business Objectives

September 19, 2018

‍I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lawrence Levy, former CFO of Pixar Animation Studios.

Levy worked closely with Jobs and the Pixar team to design and implement a roadmap that transformed what was a sleepy graphics art studio into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories, having since generated lifetime box office revenues of US$10.8B.

One thing that most large organisations struggle with is how to balance creativity and innovation with financial objectives and external stakeholders...something that is at the core of what Pixar does. So what I’ve done in today’s episode of Fast Fix Friday is distilled 10 key takeaways on how to build a culture that plays both sides of this coin.

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About steve glaveski

Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.

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