Finding the Next Steve Jobs

Finding the Next Steve Jobs

How to Find, Keep, and Nurture Talent

By Nolan Bushnell; Gene Stone

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781476759814, 229pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Description
A CELEBRATED VISIONARY AND ICONOCLAST, NOLAN BUSHNELL founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari before he went on to found Chuck E. Cheese's and two dozen other companies. He also happened to launch the career of the late Steve Jobs, along with those of many other bril-liant creatives over the course of his five decades in business.
With refreshing candor, keen psychological insight, and robust humor, Bushnell explains in this book how to think boldly and differently about companies and organizations--and spe-cifically the people who work within them. For anyone trying to turn a company into the next Atari or Apple, build a more creative workforce, or fashion a career in a changing world, this book will enlighten, challenge, surprise, and amuse.


About the Author
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur, and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video-game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese s Pizza Time Theatre. His new company, Brainrush, draws on the latest developments in brain science to improve the educational process. He lives in Los Angeles.

Gene Stone, a former Peace Corps volunteer, works for several community organizations and is the author of six books, including "Little Girl Fly Away".


Praise For Finding the Next Steve Jobs

"An absolutely invaluable book by the founder of Atari and the man who launched Steve Jobs' career"
-Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

"The man who helped give a generation the game of Pong now gives a new generation a series of pongs for their careers. Nolan Bushnell's book is a spirited and insightful road map for anyone trying to navigate the new world of work."
-Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human, A Whole New Mind and Drive

"Nolan is a genius, and a generous one, too. Like most geniuses who share their secrets, his secrets are simple, and available to anyone with the guts to listen."
-Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception