George Carter III - Wild Business Growth Podcast #194: Inventor of Laser Tag

George Carter III – Wild Business Growth Podcast #194: Inventor of Laser Tag

What inspires an invention? Inspiration can come from anywhere – even movies. This week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, George Carter III, came up with his most well-known invention after watching the first Star Wars movie. George is the inventor of laser tag. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 194: George Carter III – Inventor of Laser Tag

George Carter III, the Inventor of Laser Tag, joins the show to share his journey from being inspired by Star Wars to pioneering the multibillion-dollar laser tag industry. Hear how to think like an inventor, go from prototype to business, make tweaks to create immersive experiences, make things click in your head, and his times meeting Walt Disney and Kanye. This episode covers everything from inventing to Steven Spielberg. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What was going through George’s mind when the Fleetwood Mac manager knocked on his door
  • How did he come up with the 2-seat concession car
  • What impact did Star Wars: A New Hope have on him
  • How many iterations did it take to get the equipment right
  • What was the biggest tweak George made to the gameplay based on customer feedback
  • Why does he invent things
  • What’s the most unusual reaction someone’s had to using one of his inventions
  • How did he meet Kanye

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Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

Dallas Grand Prix Opening Party
Dallas Grand Prix Opening Party
George Carter III Corvette
George in his modified Corvette
George Carter III - Wild Business Growth Podcast #194: Inventor of Laser Tag

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