Lincoln lauded, lands laurels
or, for M’s fans,
Lousy leader’s labors lacking, losses lessen locals’ love
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) sent word today that former president of Nintendo of America, Minoru Arakawa, and chairman emeritus of Nintendo of America, Howard Lincoln, will be the first recipients of the newly-created Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA), which will take place during the D.I.C.E. Summit 2007.
Lincoln became chairman in 1994 and is currently the CEO of the Seattle Mariners. “There may be no other business where fortunes can change so quickly, and that makes it great fun,” he commented. “This is a pure entertainment industry where you place big bets, rely on creativity and reshuffle the deck every time a new generation of machines arrives.”
Professional sports is another business where fortunes change that quickly, where you place big bets, rely on creativ– I guess this is a great example of how expertise doesn’t always translate from one industry to another.