Interview with Trip Hawkins

I missed this interview the first time around, this is with the founder of Electronic Arts, Trip Hawkins.  His story is entertaining with him working at the early Apple computers, to him creating a game publishing company because he saw programmers as tomorrow’s rock stars. The tale is filled with perfect timing, being right for the wrong reasons, and tenacity.

The interview left me a bit shaken.  I wonder what the moral of his story is, what does it mean for people in the software industry in 2015.  I see a man that is driven, who was wildly successfully and fantastically got his ass handed to him.  I guess the lesson is, you have to love playing the game because if you are playing to win its probably more out of your hands than you want to believe.