In Ed Catmull's new book, Creativity Inc., he outlines the process he and his team developed at Pixar, unarguably one of the top movie makers in the world, and brought to Disney.

Disney Animation, which almost got shut down after a decade of embarrassing box-office failures, used the Pixar process (without any of Pixar's staff!) to turn itself around and produce "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated series of all time.

The lessons learned go far beyond movie-making, though, and are an instruction manual on how to manage any development process.

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AuthorPete Oliver-Krueger

In the 1970s several researchers looked into how different technology companies went from "unheard-of" to mainstream.  What they discovered still holds true today, and is codified in Geoffrey A. Moore's book "Crossing the Chasm".  Every product category follows this basic pattern of adoption, and you must learn to understand and master the 5 very-different types of customers to stay relevant in your market.

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AuthorPete Oliver-Krueger

We apply Lean Startup performance evaluations to business outcomes. We evaluate our employees on their performance within the company. Can these two things be merged? Should they be? Employee success, quality of work, quality of life, and maybe even happiness can be measured, and correlated to overall company health, success, and happiness.

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AuthorPete Oliver-Krueger