Episode 132: The Father of Modern Gaming
Russ and John present an educational blog, the stuff that's neglected in most business schools. Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week - wisdom from British economist John Maynard Keynes; This Week in Business History presents wheels, fraud and bus week; Navigating Business Jargon - buzzwords and technospeak to impress your colleagues; and Dumbest Moments in Business History - recycling entrepreneur Bernie Karl builds a year-round ice hotel in Alaska.
The BusinessMakers travel to Los Angeles to visit with the inventor of the original video game, Pong, the founder and former CEO of Atari Inc., the founder and former CEO of Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants, Catalyst Technologies (the inventors of ETAK), and now the founder and CEO of uWink. The ultimate gaming visionary talks about his past, and about his latest creation, uWink, an interactive, social restaurant Chuck E. Cheese for adults.
Flashback to August 2007 to revisit an uplifting interview with Christopher Gardner, the founder and CEO of Gardner Rich and Associates, and more notably the real life character played by Will Smith in the hit movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. This was an interview about chasing your dreams with humor and a dose of "never say die" attitude.
Greg Price suggests another year-end "Resolution for Your Business:" Plan for cash inflow and outflow by preparing an annual forecast and a zero-based budget.