Since Reggie retired from his role as the Nintendo of America president last month, he's been in demand all over the place. A week ago he delivered a commencement address at Ringling College and now he's spoken to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune newspaper, based in Florida, about his time as a student, position at Nintendo and what he has planned for the future.

If you're prepared to set aside seven minutes, you can hear about how he's never really fancied himself as a creator and originally started out in an undergraduate finance major, interning at banks. You can listen to more about Nintendo from the 2:40 mark onwards, where he reflects on the state of the company when he originally joined and how the challenge was to grow mainstream interest.

He also takes some time to address why Nintendo fans liked him so much – apparently, it was his aggressive nature and desire to win. He also briefly mentions his recent retirement video, reflects on the original E3 that gave him his identity and discusses how video games have become a mass market.

If you haven't already seen it, here's his commencement address for Ringling College:

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[via gonintendo.com]