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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Mar 13, 2023

My guest today is Nolan Bushnell, the inventor of Pong and founder of Atari. He is rightly considered the father of electronic gaming. Nolan has founded more than 20 companies. He has worked in many fields, including personal computers and robotics. At the very least, he has revolutionized entertainment in public and at home. He continues to do so in his most recent company, ExoDexa, a company that uses video game technology in educational software.

The topic is entrepreneurship.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Entrepreneurial decision making
  • New venture growth and failures
  • Capital, resources and organization
  • The value of innovation 
  • Defining vision and strategy
  • Flow state in entrepreneurship
  • The impact of technology
  • Scalable startups and social entrepreneurship

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I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show.

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