Summary of Finding the Next Steve Jobs
From FINDING THE NEXT STEVE JOBS by Nolan Bushnell with Gene Stone. Copyright © 2013 by Nolan Bushnell and Gene Stone. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster Inc.
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Organizations must be innovative to survive, but their bureaucratic nature often inhibits creativity. The founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, author Nolan Bushnell explains how to solve this problem in the form of 51 “pongs” – that is, nuggets of advice. He devotes 20 pongs to finding and hiring creative people, and offers some guidance that’s contrary to conventional HR practices. His other pongs address fashioning a creative work environment. His juicy tidbits of advice are a lot of fun and often useful, though the book would have benefited from better organization and less redundancy. getAbstract recommends Bushnell’s insights to managers who want to hire creative people and inspire their best work.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why and how to foster creativity from every member of your organization,
- How to find and hire truly creative people, and
- What management methods you can use to enable creative staffers to do their best work.
About the Authors
Engineer and entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell founded Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s and is considered an inventor of the video game industry. Gene Stone has served as a ghostwriter on more than 30 books.