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By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I don't feel 70. I am still looking out from 14-year-old eyes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Innovation is hard. It really is. Because most people don't get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they had no constituency. They were too new.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Walk to work, even if it's four miles. Ride a bike to work. Drive a different way. On your way there, try to find beauty. You'd be surprised how much more of the neighborhood you can perceive and experience when you're looking for unique spots of beauty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

The subtle generational cues that make one thing cool and another uncool aren't always obvious to a parent. My children are my dinner-table sounding board. I've come up with some wonderful ideas that they universally dismissed as 'lame.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I think 'Something Ventured' is a nice piece because it celebrates venture capital in a unique and powerful way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

We're moving away from a credentialed society to a merit society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

In the early days of the video game business, everybody played. The question is, what happened? My theory - and I think it's pretty well borne out - is that in the '80s, games got gory, and that lost the women. And then they got complex, and that lost the casual gamer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

A lot of people think that success is luck and being in the right place at the right time. But I think if you’re willing to work harder than anybody else, you can create an awful lot of your own luck.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Creativity is every company's first driver. It's where everything starts, where energy and forward motion originate. Without that first charge of creativity, nothing else can take place.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Video games in some ways are too powerful, they have too much resonance with kids. And it's very easy to overdose on video games and to let the outside world go by.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Can liberty be destroyed by the truth?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. That's because technology and the Internet have transformed the business landscape forever. The fast-paced digital age has accelerated the need for companies to become agile.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

My perception is that I'm a guy who really does a lot of homework surrounding any project that I do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I just want the future to happen faster. I can't imagine the future without robots.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I'm glad to see the casual game play coming back now on the Internet, games that aren't violent, that aren't complex that you can sit down and you can have some fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Everybody believes in innovation until they see it. Then they think, 'Oh, no; that'll never work. It's too different.'

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

All schools will end up using game metrics in the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Being your own boss is much superior to working for the man. Including working for your father.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I basically look at PR as something you do if there's an object in mind. But my ego doesn't need it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

In 1989, SimCity introduced an entirely new brand of game play.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I always loved both 'Breakout' and 'Asteroids' - I thought they were really good games. There was another game called 'Tempest' that I thought was really cool, and it represented a really hard technology. It's probably one of the only colour-vector screens that was used in the computer graphics field at that time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

The idea is to become a best-selling author first and then the rest of my books will be slam dunks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Atari always was a technology-driven company, and we were very keen on keeping the technological edge on everything. There's a whole bunch of things that we innovated. We made the first computer that did stamps or sprites, we did screen-mapping for the very first time, and a lot of stuff like that. We had some of the most sophisticated sound-creating systems, and were instrumental in MIDI.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

When you're building something, you know all of the trade-offs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I believe that in games, when you're talking about pitting my wits and my brain against your wits and your brain, that simplicity of the game becomes a dominant factor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Being successful is kind of dull.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

'Grand Theft Auto', in its deification of antisocial behavior, is where I heap the most of my scorn.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I believe there are Steve Jobses all around us. Really, what is happening is that they're being edited out of importance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I guess I'd like to be known for being an innovator, fostering creativity, thinking outside the box. You know, keeping people playful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I've been in navigation systems, robotics, restaurants, communications systems, touch screens, and now I'm back in games. I like to say I have five-year A.D.D.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Hire for passion and intensity; there is training for everything else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

People can buy a bottle of gin and drink it at home for about a buck a drink, whereas they are willing to go to a bar and pay 12 bucks for the same cocktail. The difference is that man needs to be social. So I believe that there is a strong demand for games that are social.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

If you really want you people to innovate, buy a science fiction book, tear off the covers, and tell them it's history.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I want to fix education in the world. As soon as I work on that, I am going to work on world hunger and then world peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I had an awful lot of my soul invested in Atari culture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Everybody copied Atari products. So we started messing with them and it was fun. We bought enough chips that we could get them mislabeled. So we bankrupted at least two companies which copied our boards, and bought all the parts but they were the wrong parts, so they're sitting on all this inventory they can't sell because the games don't work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I was actually the manager of the games department of an amusement park when I was at college, so I understood the coin-op side of the games business very well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Radical innovation is difficult to fund. It seems scary. And the really radical things seem even more scary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

I don't think people understand how much hard work innovation is. That it's not just getting an idea. You really have to cross your T's and dot your I's long before you ever start on the project. I don't think people perceive that about me. I work hard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Some of the best projects to ever come out of Atari or Chuck E. Cheese's were from high school dropouts, college dropouts. One guy had been in jail.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

A lot of what is wrong with corporate America has to do with a culture filled with antibodies trained to expel anything different. HR departments often want cookie cutter employees, which inevitably results in cookie cutter solutions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

When it kind of went to 'Street Fighter', where you had to push 13 buttons with all 13 of your fingers and ripped the spine out of somebody, you know, violent games lost the women. Complexity lost the casual gamer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

My sweet spot is figuring out how to make a product that people love and how to refine it to make them love it more. All the rest is business noise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nolan Bushnell

Creativity in life is about saying yes to new ideas.