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    From Guy Kawasaki's Signal Without Noise Blog: 10 questions with Polly LaBarre

    Guy Kawasaki's blog has some excellent '10 Question' interviews with authors. So what if he makes a little money with the Amazon link.

    blockquote.gifTen Questions with Polly LaBarre


    Barre spent almost two years writing this book. Taylor is a co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company. LaBarre was a senior editor at Fast Company for eight years (and was one of the best reporters on the topic of entrepreneurship and marketing, in my humble opinion). She has made media on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, and PBS’s Nightly Business Report. She is also a co-author of The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable. She is a graduate of Yale University.

    blockquote.gifTurn that model on its head and you get Pixar’s version of the right way to make movies: a tight-knit company of long-term collaborators who stick together, learn from one another, and strive to improve with every production. A key component of that model is Pixar’s no-contract policy. Famous, talented directors like Brad Bird, Peter Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich all of whom could secure lucrative contracts with any studio—are salaried employees of Pixar who contribute to all of the studio’s projects rather than just their own pet projects.

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