The Culture of Powerpoint

Marton Trencseni - Thu 18 April 2024 • Tagged with powerpoint, nasa, edward, tufte, amazon, bezos

Last year, in 2023, Dennis Austin, one of the original developers of Powerpoint passed away. The news made it to the front page on Hacker News, and prompted a lively discussion of the merits of Powerpoint itself. I posted a top-level comment, which itself sparked a lively thread of responses. In this post I will expand and extend my points about Powerpoint in a business settings, after pointing to hard-learned lessons from Edward Tufte and Jeff Bezos.

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Heisengames and the importance of patience in business

Marton Trencseni - Mon 08 February 2016 • Tagged with heisengames, business

Most bets businesses take, be it hiring, features, products or strategy don't work out. Still, many businesses are successful despite setbacks. A negative attitude---even when the analysis of the situation is in fact correct---may be missing the bigger picture.

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