In the annals of Silicon Valley history, Nolan Bushnell’s name conjures up both brilliant success and spectacular failure. His two landmark achievements were founding Atari in 1972–laying the groundwork for the entire video game industry–and starting Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre in 1977. But there’s another highlight of Bushnell’s bio that has long gone undocumented: pioneer of the high-tech incubator.
In 1981, Bushnell created Catalyst Technologies, a venture-capital partnership designed to bring the future to life by turning his ideas into companies. In the era of the TRS-80, Betamax, and CB radio, startups funded by Catalyst pursued an array of visionary concepts–from interactive TV to online shopping to door-to-door navigation–that created entire industries decades later. “I read science fiction, and I wanted to live there,” Bushnell explains.
By Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly for Forbes Rodney Mullen is exclusively represented by CAL Entertainment Skating legend Rodney Mullen keeps reinventing himself. While most experts get drawn into a black hole of perfecting their craft, the “Godfather of Street Skating” manages to regularly reappear with a whole new angle on his art and his industry. I […]
By David Bloom for TVrev.com Jay Samit is Exclusively Represented by CAL Entertainment Want to know where virtual reality and augmented reality are heading? The giant consulting firm Deloitte thinks it knows: straight into the business world. The company just named Jay Samit, a long-time executive in entertainment and technology, as vice chair of its Deloitte Digital […]
Faisal Hoque is exclusively represented by CAL Entertainment By Faisal Hoque for Fast Company Remember back when “VUCA” (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) only really applied to companies? Those were the days, huh? Lately, with geopolitical discord abroad, political tensions here at home in the U.S., and all manner of policy shifts that could impact […]
Faisal Hoque is Exclusively Represented by CAL Entertainment In making something, whether it is a business, an app, a book, or art, we bring something into the world that could come only from us. In “The War of Art,” Steven Pressfield explains that the Romans used the word “genius” to denote an inner spirit, holy and inviolable, […]
Why Nate Holzapfel’s Mission Belt Co. Just Donated $1.5 Million in Loans to Small Businesses in Inc.com
By Emily Canal for Inc.com Nate Holzapfel is exclusively represented by CAL Entertainment It doesn’t take a lot of brain power to guess what Mission Belt does–its name says it all. The belt startup, which has a charitable mission to fight hunger and poverty, hit a huge milestone in pursuit of that objective. The Orem, […]
MY GRANDMA GAVE ME the illustrated Bible on the left. There was a lot of tumult in the household growing up, and during those times she’d say, ‘Rodney, this is part of your education.’ I made the ‘light suit’ on top for my crazy rescue dog.
A device that cooks unwanted flying bugs with a laser beam will be tested against an insect that has decimated Florida’s orange production.
All businesses exist for the same purpose — to gain and retain customers profitably in order to create shareholder value. It is, and needs to be, that simple! Strong companies always ‘KISS’ to thrive. Companies experiencing chaos need to start KISSing again.