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Lawrence Levy w/ Michal Lev-Ram

November 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

$10 – $40

The never-before-told story of Pixar’s improbable success.

“Hi, Lawrence?” the caller asked. “This is Steve Jobs. I saw your picture in a magazine a few years ago and thought we’d work together someday.”

After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar. Out of the blue, he tracked down Harvard-trained Silicon Valley attorney, Lawrence Levy, to help him get Pixar on the right track. Working closely with Jobs and the entire Pixar team, Levy helped produce a highly improbable roadmap that transformed the sleepy graphic art studio into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories and one of the most prolific and profitable entertainment studios in modern history.

After giving a talk about his experiences at Harvard, Levy was encouraged by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Steve Jobs’ daughter) to write this book. Come hear the inside scoop on how a tiny animation studio was transformed into an Academy Award-winning, multibillion dollar empire from a leader who witnessed the events with his own eyes.

Lawrence Levy later left corporate life to study Eastern philosophy and meditation and their relevance to modern life. He lives in Palo Alto.

Michal Lev-Ram, based in Silicon Valley, covers the technology and entertainment sectors for Fortune. She is also co-chair of MPW Next Gen, an extension of the Most Powerful Women community convening the preeminent rising-star women leaders in business, government, philanthropy, education, and the arts, and of Brainstorm TECH, Fortune’s annual technology conference. Before joining Fortune, Lev-Ram wrote for CNNMoneyFast CompanyPopular Science, and was a staff writer at Business 2.0. She holds a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, and lives in Palo Alto.


November 1, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
$10 – $40
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Peninsula Arts & Letters in Partnership with Kepler’s Books
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