Steve Jobs and Pixar

Steve Jobs was a complete jerk. But he done good with Pixar. 🙂

Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the computer division of Lucasfilm before its spin-out as a corporation in 1986 with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became its majority shareholder.

The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion, a transaction which made Jobs Disney’s largest shareholder. …

Inadequate sales of Pixar’s computers threatened to put the company out of business as financial losses grew. Jobs invested more and more money in exchange for an increasing portion of the company, reducing the fraction of ownership by the management and employees until after several years he owned essentially all the company …

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Steve admired and respected John Lasseter as an artist. He could not say NO to the guy.

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muralism in Santiago, Chile

Mike is cycling South America. He’s reached the big city in Chile. Great for photojournalism.

Inspired by the indigenous inhabitants of southern Patagonia; the Mapuche. Many of the murals highlight the struggle and plight of the Mapuche. Historically stripped of land and resources by European settlers they struggle to find a footing in modern day Chile. …

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Jane’s fantastic Swopper Stool

Everybody LOVES this alternative to an office chair. It’s far better than an exercise ball.

… truly one of a kind. With over a dozen patents on it worldwide there is nothing else like it on the market today. The Swopper is designed to provide the user with three dimensions of movement; horizontal, vertical, and lateral.

… engages the core muscles that normally go unused in a normal office chair. …

Amazon $699.00

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Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.