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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.

Jul 31, 2023

My guest today is John Romero, a renowned figure in the video game industry, known for co-creating the influential and widely popular game Doom. He developed a passion for computers and video games from an early age. Throughout his career, he has been involved in various game development projects and ventures. In addition to his game development work, Romero has also been involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, founding companies such as Ion Storm and Loot Drop. He continues to be active in the gaming industry, working on new projects and sharing his insights and experiences through interviews and public appearances.

The topic is his book Doom Guy: Life in First Person.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • His early life and family perspective
  • Career and success in the gaming industry
  • Collaboration and dynamics within development teams
  • Game development techniques and innovation
  • Current trends and recommendations in the gaming industry
  • Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures

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