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Former Nintendo Boss Reggie Fils-Aimé Is Going Back To University

Former Nintendo Boss Reggie Fils-Aimé Is Going Back To University

The ex-president of Nintendo of America is returning to his old haunt of Cornell - and anyone can attend his first lecture...

Mike Diver

Mike Diver

Having stepped down from his position of president of Nintendo of America earlier this year, replaced by the very suitably named Doug Bowser, the much-liked Reggie Fils-Aimé is heading back into education.

Specifically, he's returning to his old university, New York State's Ivy League research establishment of Cornell, to become their Leader in Residence. Fils-Aimé graduated from Cornell back in 1983, and his new role will teach students about "leadership, conscious capitalism, and service" (via Eurogamer).

The New York-born Reggie tweeted about his job - his first talk is scheduled for October 21 - a few days ago, joking that students had better not fall asleep, or skip the class entirely. I mean, really - if Reggie was your lecturer, you'd be there however bad the hangover, right?

That said, the talk on October 21 starts at 7pm, giving you plenty of time to clear your head of the previous night's excess. And it's actually open to the public, so if you're in the Ithaca area, here are all the necessary details. Refreshments are provided, so no need to bring your own mushroom kingdom soup or, erm, piranha plant fritters.

The blurb for Fils-Aimé's Cornell debut - well, in the 21st century at least - reads as follows:

"Reggie Fils-Aime will share principles for you to master so you can cultivate your own leadership capability. Reggie developed these principles through 35+ years of experience across a range of international industries and businesses. The principles are applicable to any situation, including now while you are a student or in your future endeavors."

Or your endeavours, even. Tsk. Silly Americans, with their aversion to vowels. Whatever did a 'u' do to you, really? As for Reggie, expect him to not only focus on his time at Nintendo - prior to joining the Mario makers, he worked for Pizza Hut, Guinness (yes, the booze), bike manufacturers Raleigh, and VH1.

Photo courtesy of Cornell University

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Topics: Nintendo