Author, To Pixar and Beyond
Lawrence Levy is the author of To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History. Described by the New York Times as “enchanting,” the book is an Amazon Best Book of 2016 in Business and Leadership and a Fortune Magazine Best Book of 2016.
Formerly a Silicon Valley lawyer and executive, Lawrence was hired by Steve Jobs in 1994 as CFO and member of the Office of the President of Pixar. He was responsible for guiding Pixar’s transformation from a money-losing graphics company into a multibillion-dollar entertainment studio. He later joined Pixar’s board of directors.
Lawrence then left corporate life to study Eastern philosophy and meditation and their relevance to modern life, and later cofounded Juniper Foundation to pursue this work. He is a frequent speaker on creativity, innovation, and realizing our potential, and his work on collaboration has appeared in Harvard Business Review. Originally from London, England, he earned degrees from Indiana University and Harvard Law School. He lives with his wife, Hillary, in Palo Alto, California.