Former Pixar SVP on creative conflict and why well-designed offices win

brandaeu1Greg Brandeau spent three years working for Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer, and then more than a decade building Pixar Animation Studios into one of the most successful creative businesses in the world. Brandeau served as SVP of Technology at Pixar, and then became Chief Technology Officer at Walt Disney Studios following Disney’s acquisition of Pixar in 2006.

He’s also one of the co-authors of the book “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.” Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner spoke with Brandeau recently about why conflict is essential to meetings; the importance of physical space, and letting employees have an imprint on it; and why so many companies think about “who’s right” instead of “what’s right” when making decisions. Brandeau also shared an illustration from the book and an assessment test.

Brandeau will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Front End of Innovation conference, taking place in Boston on May 10-12.

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