Atari founder Nolan Bushnell talks about finding “the next Steve Jobs”

At Campus Party Brasil this year there was a speaker who’s name is none other than Nolan Bushnell – that’s right, the founder of Atari. One of the interesting topics that he decided to bring up was a former employee of his, who would happen to go on to co-found a very large fruit company. Well, actually it was a technology company named after a fruit, and here’s a hint, it’s not BlackBerry. Steve Jobs worked for Bushnell at one point in Atari’s history, and Bushnell was also friends with Steve Wozniak, the other Apple co-founder. It is well known that Bushnell was offered 1/3 of Apple for $50,000 back when, and he turned it down. Why did he bring up Jobs though? To talk about a book he is writing, titled “Finding the next Steve Jobs.” This book explains to companies what they must do to find and keep “creative talent.” If you are interested, the entire presentation is embedded above, where Bushnell also talks about Atari’s past and the future of learning.

What do you think? Interested in what the book contains? Wondering why he didn’t make the $50,000 investment? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: TNW

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  • CurtVendel

    Just to be sure everyone clearly understands, Al Alcorn interviewed and hired Steve Jobs, Jobs worked as a technician in the tech pool at Atari, Bushnell had little to no contact with Jobs, so other than him knowing that he was friends with Steve Wozniak who was working over at HP at the time, Nolan knows no more about Jobs than most Jobs fans on Mac message boards…