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Miyamoto Brought Coat Hangers to his Job Interview

Posted by James Newton

Makes perfect sense

We know that Shigeru Miyamoto likes to do things his own way, and it's safe to say that's got him quite far in this business. Judging from how he approached his first interview at Nintendo, you may be surprised he even got a foot in the door.

The traditional props for a job interview tend to be a portfolio of work and a glistening resume, but Mr Miyamoto being Mr Miyamoto instead took along coat hangers he had designed specifically for young children. With crosses made to fit within a small notch in the wall and painted with elephants, the custom hangers clearly impressed Nintendo as the rest is history.

Imagine: had Mr Miyamoto played it safe and brought a showreel, the world of Nintendo could have be a very different place.

[via latimes.com]

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User Comments (36)

Stuffgamer1

#8

Stuffgamer1 said:

So he found a unique way to show off his creativity; makes perfect sense! Go Miyamoto!:D

Sneaker13

#16

Sneaker13 said:

Bring something something weird like coathangers to a job interview sure makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

NeoRausch

#17

NeoRausch said:

old news! :P it's all written in the book "Game Boy" AKA "Game Over" by David Sheff. Awesome read that is.

you know what: Nintendo also had/produced: Instant Noodles, Taxis and Love Hotels.

oh and Arakawa and Lincoln had Punk/Glitter-Hair on SNES NA-Release-Party ;)

there u go!

AVahne

#22

AVahne said:

So the man was Awesomeness-incarnate even BEFORE he was in Nintendo eh?

GmRmXx

#25

GmRmXx said:

I have absolutely no idea about Nintendo's past, but I do know that they were at one point a toys or cards company (something like that). Did Miyamoto interview during this time? if so, that would make much more sense. Please correct me if i'm wrong, though.

NeoRausch

#30

NeoRausch said:

@GmRmXx: nah dude, the main playing card-production period was around 1780's till 1889, when i'm not totally of. that was even before they called themself Nintendo. i don't think Miyamoto was looking for a job back then ;)
but they still "produce these cards nowadays. nice, isn't it? :)

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Kyloctopus

#33

Kyloctopus said:

or maybe..... this could be a new application for the wii where it comes with wii i (a camera for the wii) (or maybe connect the dsi to the wii for the camera) in this app, you can see what this shirt looks on you. Or maybe.... take a picture of your shirt and it can go on your mii. & this is when the coat hanger comes on. You get a free coat hanger from gamestop. POWER TO THE PLAYERS

Wamtu

#36

Wamtu said:

Maybe I should bring something strange to a job interview when I try to get a job in gaming. Like maybe some sort of...special...uh...cheese.

Er, then again, maybe not...

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