Dumb Yet Successful Entrepreneurs

Atari I had to laugh at this one.

Here’s a quote from Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari:

I think that one of the reasons Silicon Valley creates so many entrepreneurs is, you work next to someone who has started a company and you say to yourself, “That guy has been successful and he’s a dumb shit.”

I saw these guys at [Nutting Associates, an arcade company in Mountain View, CA] who were not smart folks, and yet they had this successful company. So I said to myself, “I couldn’t possibly screw up more than them.”

So there’s reason #107 to start your own business. There are a lot of successful yet dumb shits out there. You can do better than them!

Author: Mike Lee

An idealistic realist, humanistic technologist & constant student.