Nolan Bushnell | Legendary Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese

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Nolan Bushnell is the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, two iconic companies that have truly changed the world. He’s known as the “Father of Electronic Gaming” and the video game industry as we know it, and his story is just incredible.

We talked about everything from Nolan’s early days and upbringing, how he built Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, the story of hiring Steve Jobs and why he decided not to invest in Apple early on, the projects he’s working on right now, and his thoughts on Silicon Valley, the future of video gaming, what he’s generally most excited to see in the next 5-10 years, and much more.

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