Inteview with Brad BirdPosted: May 3, 2008
Walt Disney’s mantra was, “I don’t make movies to make money—I make money to make movies.” That’s a good way to sum up the difference between Disney at its height and Disney when it was lost. It’s also true of Pixar and a lot of other companies. It seems counterintuitive, but for imagination-based companies to succeed in the long run, making money can’t be the focus.
I love the notion of working for passion not dollars. There’s too much dollar chasing in high tech. There’s got to be more to life than making a buck.