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I was feeling completely sure of myself and totally confident about what my plans were, and pretty bulletproof

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

It was a thorough business experience for me, as I had to design, manufacture, have a marketing plan, and even assemble the product

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

I realized that EA was stabbing us in the back. They were not going to have any exclusive games on 3DO. They were all going to show up on PlayStation. We needed to have some first-party games. We didn’t have a choice.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

As a child I could see how my brain was switched on when I played games.  I realized that we learn by doing and the importance of play.  It became my passion to innovate around that principle.  I began to design games and realized how much fun it was to do my own thing.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

I really am more of a game developer; I’m more of a content guy. I’ve been around hardware quite a bit, but I’ve really just seen hardware as a means to an end.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

If you are going to win, you have to be ready to fail many times. Entrepreneurs are too optimistic at times which is needed but it’s also important that they learn from their failures.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

In 1973, I purposefully spent two years convincing Harvard to let me have my own special field of endeavor called "Strategy and Applied Game Theory" in which I applied computer simulation to relevant social problems, like organizational decision-making and nuclear war prevention.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

Worst moment in business, probably when 3DO finally went bankrupt.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

I finished school and met another objective by working at Apple from 1978 to 1982. My goal was to learn about how to build my own company by working for other entrepreneurs, and to simultaneously help build the supply of computers in homes, since they would be my future customers. When I joined Apple, we had only 50 employees.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

I like it when I feel like I'm caught up on everything. You know, when you have hundreds of unread emails you're always worried about what's in there that's really important, so it feels good when I can go home when I feel like I'm caught up.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

EA had been the #1 computer game company for five years in a row before the Genesis came along, so I think EA would have succeeded in the long-run with or without the Genesis. But the Genesis did come along, and because the risky reverse-engineering strategy paid off, it did catapult EA forward, especially for EA Sports.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

In fact, I have a news clipping from my childhood where I’m in the newspaper at age six for winning an art contest. Just the idea of being artistic and being good at it and being recognized — that all started really early.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

I don’t think conflict between the Sega offices really had anything to do with EA’s support. When it came down to it, EA threw its full support to Saturn but Sony just beat Saturn in the marketplace. Even Nintendo privately told me that they had never seen anything like the brand power of Sony.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

When I was a kid, I played simulation board games. That included some of the Avalon Hill war games, and other hexagon-type war games from other companies.

Trip Hawkins (American Entrepreneur)

Holacracy happens to be the tool we're using today, but the bigger theme is about self-organization and self-management.

Tony Hsieh (American Internet Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist)

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