Lawrence Levy, former Pixar CFO, on Working with Steve Jobs and Starting a Contemporary Meditation Foundation

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Following up on his conversation with Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar, IDP Board Chair Tarikh Korula talks with Lawrence Levy, Pixar’s former CFO, about his book, "To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History". Levy was born in London, England, and moved to the United States as a teenager. After earning degrees in business at Indiana University and law at Harvard, Lawrence became a partner at Silicon Valley's largest law firm, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, where he built the firm's technology transactions department, the first of its kind. He went on to become chief financial officer at Electronics for Imaging and then executive vice president, chief financial officer and board member at Pixar Animation Studios where he architected Pixar's business strategy and IPO. In 2000 Lawrence left his day-to-day duties at Pixar, remaining on the Board until its sale to Disney in 2006. After leaving Pixar, Lawrence dedicated himself to studying, training in, and writing about meditation methods and their underlying philosophy. Lawrence is a student of Segyu Rinpoche and is the principal writer of Juniper’s content  He teaches meditation at Juniper and gives talks on meditation and its relationship to contemporary life. Lawrence lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife, Hillary, also one of Juniper's co-founders.

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