As far as I can tell, now-former President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime (notably spelling his own name without an accent mark) is a masochist. He had a fantastic time working at Nintendo for over a decade with his only social media presence being an underused LinkedIn account.
Yesterday he retired, and that same day he makes a Twitter account (handle @Reggie—which must have existed beforehand but I guess he negotiated with Twitter to have it transferred to him) in order to start “enjoying” his retirement.
Pro-tip: Twitter—and much of social media in general—sucks. If it weren't for KoopaTV, I wouldn't have a Twitter account. (Follow @TheREALKoopaTV) It's a cesspool of negativity and/or virtue-signaling, and “viral” content. (Usually stolen from original content creators like me.) There's nothing to enjoy and no happiness to be found. Reggie is looking forward to misery and I hope he quits Twitter soon.
In the one day Reggie's Twitter has existed, it's following a similar path to another Twitter account that started making activity after its owner departed ways with their high-profile job...
|Same energy. Both of their first thoughts upon getting Twitter was to follow The New York Times.|
...James Comey, disgraced former director of the FBI before getting fired by President Donald John Trump in early 2017. All he does is write stuff against Trump, provide photographs of himself staring at national landmarks, and talking about talks he gives about ethics and leadership since he's so much better than everyone else.
Reggie could easily turn out the same way. Now that he's retired, he can use all of his free time to do nothing but troll President Donald John Trump's Twitter posts.
Reggie could also spend his time as an “active business provocateur” by, like Comey, writing a book about his experiences and giving talks/lectures. Maybe he'll be an adjunct professor somewhere. I'm sure he'll love talking about his Blue Ocean strategy that Nintendo used with incredible success with the Wii and DS. (And he won't talk about his failed endeavours like Nintendo TVii.)
Perhaps Reggie could become a political activist or political candidate. Governor of Washington state? Presidential candidate for a political party? Political Action Committee founder for a cause he cares about? (Then he can become a PAC man!)
Alternatively, he can follow in fellow former Nintendo of America executive Scott Moffitt's foot-steps and be an investor/board member for start-ups and/or other companies needing funding. Mr. Moffitt is a board member and adviser for Vice Cream, which he unironically describes as a “disruptive high growth Ice Cream start up” on his LinkedIn profile.
Unlikely but not impossible is that Reggie could now take the 16 hours a day he was running a company and train to become a competent eSports athlete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I recommend he changes his main from Ryu to fellow CAPCOM character Phoenix Wright.
There's another possibility for Reggie that involves this website. You know, KoopaTV is always looking for competent people we can hire...
If Reggie does turn out to be an anti-Trump communist, Ludwig won't dislike the former Nintendo of America president because of it, and he won't hold it against Nintendo in any way. In fact, KoopaTV would still be open to hiring Reggie as a staffer! KoopaTV would also be open to a guest post from Reggie. ...Not only from Reggie, but from possibly you as well, if you can communicate coherently. Ludwig didn't really want to write this article because he's wondering at what point this ends up being considered stalking someone. Does KoopaTV now have an obligation to scan Reggie's Twitter feed forever? Will KoopaTV get blocked by Reggie? Does anyone reading this care about what Reggie does with his life after?
Less than four months later, Reggie uses his Twitter account to make political statements about guns. Of course, against the President's position.