True & Honest Fan
I mean astrotufed CEOs from other industries are the least of the problem. It isn't just gaming that has people from outside the industry going into these roles, it's pretty universal. From the CEOs view point one megacorp is much like another and its largely irrelevant what is being produced.However his hatred of video game industry CEOs coming from fast food or other industries has always struck me as immature as the video game industry at the scale is still very young and there isn't really a lot of chance to hire someone who has great video game experience for such an important high level role in the company.
The logic of "someone from the inside" only works when you have people from the inside who are both capable and willing. Many who go into game design want to be game deaigners and stay doing that, creative types tend to want to stay being creative, not be trying to steer a megacorp with very little sight of the product. Also CEOs need to have come up through management levels which many programmers aren't going to be adept at because (where did the puzzle piece emoji go?).
I don't think Jim understands the role of a CEO (do any of these types?) as they seem to think they simultaneously do nothing at all to earn their pay but are also the single worst obstacle in every business.