Serial entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E Cheese, is now running a startup company that is publicly traded because of a reverse merger last year. It is called uWink, with ticker symbol UWNK.OB. You can read about his fascinating rise and fall, from a net worth of $70 million to near bankruptcy. I've been tracking uWink which is now generating millions in revenues from it's Snap and Bear Shop products. It's hard to keep a serial entrepreneur down.
Bill Gross, the still reigning king of incubators is pioneering a new concept which maybe we should call Extreme Transparency. I do believe he has guts. Years ago he invented the pay-per-click model where advertising costs were transparent. Anyone could see what other people were bidding on keywords. Everyone criticized this commercialization of search at the time, but that transparency led to a super-efficient auction model and is now making billions of dollars per year for both Yahoo (who bought Overture.com) and Google.