About this episode

As a pioneer, there is not a single roadmap to work from. There’s no way to model your success off of another because there is no other--you’re it. You’re the front runner. There must be an internal competition established within your brain to be constantly improving. Richard Garriot has experienced all of this throughout his time in the gaming sector.

Richard is an investor and private astronaut as well as a pioneer and legend. What drew me to him was his role within privatizing space travel as well as his experience as a video game entrepreneur. However, I had no idea how rich his background in the gaming sector was. Tune into this episode to hear how iconic he truly is and how he reached this level of success.

In this episode, you'll hear

  • How entering science fairs prepared Richard to be a great independent competitor.
  • How he published his first product.
  • His experience as a freelance game creator looking for publishers.
  • What caused him to start a company with his brother.
  • Why packaging was important to him even before building a brand.
  • His experience losing the faith of everyone he worked with and making up his own philosophy from scratch.
  • How he navigated his business with the emergence of the internet.
  • The period of time when he took a break from gaming and pursued space travel.
  • His vision for space and the future of space travel.
  • The power of being multidisciplinary.
  • The key things he learned from his failures.

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December 14 2021
TOP EPISODE: Richard Garriott, Video Game Creator and Astronaut

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