Nolan Bushnell is an American Engineer and Entrepreneur who founded Atari. He recently labelled Apple’s Co-Founder, Steve Jobs as “Problematic Employee”.

Steve Jobs was a Problematic Employee, says Atari’s Founder

Nolan while giving interview with Alexa Malley said “Steve had one speed: full speed ahead,” Bushnell says. “I’m not sure about this but I actually think Steve was living there, so people used to complain that he didn’t smell that well … I’d come in on the weekend and he’d be there, I’d come in late at night and he’d be there.”.

Nolan earlier labelled Steve Jobs as a “Difficult Person” who disclosed his intelligence to the persons in his sector, although he considered him a friend.

Bushnell is considered as the “Godfather” of the gaming industry. He was highly disappointed after he sold Atari to Warner Communications in 1979 for $28 Million USD.

He had hired Steve Jobs as technician in the year 1973 but later shifted him to night shifts as he had caused lot of problems.

In the year 1976, Bushnell declined the Jobs offer of $50,000 one third stake in Apple quoting that he had assumed that Apple’s Co-Founder, Stephen Wozniak  could create something that was “World Shaking”.

It seems that Bushnell refused to be a part of the world’s most profitable company Apple. Earlier, Jobs worked with video game maker “Atari” and after that he co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in the year 1976. We hope that you loved this article, feel free to share this with your friends.


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