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April 26, 2006 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
Is your company headed for bankruptcy? It's not a thought most entrepreneurs and small-business owners want to entertain, but statistics indicate that only about 45% of companies make it past the four-year mark. Business failures can be caused by outside forces such as the increase in global competition, but experts say most stem from internal weaknesses often neglected by management.
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September 27, 2001 | ALEX PHAM, alex.pham@latimes.com
Nolan Bushnell, who founded Atari Corp. in 1972 and sparked a video game revolution, is back where he started: in the world of coin-operated game machines. Bushnell, 58, has created UWink Inc., a Playa del Rey company that makes and distributes game machines in restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
With Chuck E. Cheese's, Nolan Bushnell created a place where a kid can be a kid. At his new restaurant in Woodland Hills, an adult can be a kid. UWink Media Bistro is a mash-up of Bushnell's greatest hits. As founder of Atari Inc., he created the electronic table-tennis game "Pong" and the Atari 2600 game console, which together jump-started the video game industry in the 1970s. His next commercial venture, Chuck E.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2003 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Brian Fargo is a grown-up kids might envy. His ride to work is a black 450-horsepower Cadillac Escalade with seven video screens. His office two blocks from the surf in Newport Beach is stocked with video game consoles, classic arcade machines, free snacks and a shower so he can wash up after boogie boarding. At 40, Fargo himself would be considered a kid by most business executives. In the youth-crazed video game industry, though, he's a geezer.
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