Soundview Executive Book Summaries to Host Webinar with Nolan Bushnell & Gene Stone
Philadelphia, PA, October 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The only way to handle the constant change in today’s business world is to have a staff of wildy creative people who live as much in the future as the present, who thrive on being different, and whose ideas guarantee that your company will prosper when other companies fail.
In this Soundview Live webinar, How to Find and Keep Creative Talent, Silicon Valley legend Nolan Bushnell and author Gene Stone will explain how to find and hire employees who have the potential to be the next Steve Jobs. Their advice is constantly counterintuitive, suprising and atypical. Learn more at http://www.summary.com/track/_/How-to-Find-and-Keep-Creative-Talent.
Nolan Bushnell is the founder of Atari, Inc. (now owned by Infogrames) and the Chuck E. Cheese Pizza-Time Theaters and is considered to be the father of the video arcade industry. Bushnell graduated from the University of Utah electrical engineering program in 1968. In 1972, he and Ted Dabney formed Atari and experienced an epiphany that spring at a computer electronics show in Burlingame, California, where he saw the Magnavox Odyssey for the first time and played its version of ping-pong, resulting in the arcade version of Pong.
Bushnell later bought out Dabney. In 1974, Bushnell and Atari decided to develop a home version of Pong. By 1975, Pong became one of the hottest Christmas gifts, largely due to a distribution agreement with Sears. In 1977, the Atari 2600 was introduced which helped to revolutionize home videogaming and the modern video game console industry was born. Bushnell has started over 20 companies (his most recent being uWink, which he founded in 1999). He has been inducted into the "Video Game Hall of Fame" and the Consumer Electronics Association "Hall of Fame."
A graduate of Stanford and Harvard, Gene Stone is a former Peace Corps volunteer, screenwriter, television producer, and journalist as well as a book, magazine, and newspaper editor. He has also ghostwritten more than thirty books (many of which were national bestsellers), specializing in socially conscious business and health — among his bestselling health related books are "UltraPrevention" (with Drs. Mark Hyman and Mark Liponis) and "The Engine 2 Diet" (with vegan firefighter Rip Esselstyn). He has just "The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick," which has already been translated into a dozen languages.
Attendees will learn:
• How to attract creative people to your company.
• The importance of hiring the crazy and obnoxious.
• How to level hierarchy and successfully take your company from vertical to horizontal.
• What good things can come with allowing your creative employees to fail.
• How to talk like a creative.
About Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling the key points and ideas of full-length business books into easy-to-read 8-page text and 20-minute audio summaries, helping readers maximize their time and business intelligence. They have continued to enhance the summary content with author interviews, interactive author webinars, and video interviews with executives. Soundview’s 100,000+ subscribers worldwide include CEOs, government leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics, and students. Soundview is a part of the Philadelphia, Pa.-based Concentrated Knowledge Corporation. Visit http://www.summary.com/new for more information about Soundview Executive Book Summaries.