Pecha-Kucha Gives Guy Kawasaki’s 30-20-10 Rule A Run For The Money

Wired Magazine is running a short bit on pecha-kucha (Japanese for “chatter”). According to the piece, Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, two Tokyo-based architects have turned PowerPoint into both art form and competitive sport. Their innovation applies a simple set of rules to presentations: exactly 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. That’s it. Say […]

Power Point Turns 20

Lee Gomes brings Power Point into focus for readers of the WSJ’s Career Journal. Robert Gaskins was the visionary entrepreneur who in the mid-1980s realized that the huge but largely invisible market for preparing business slides was a perfect match for the coming generation of graphics-oriented computers. With major programming done by Dennis Austin, an […]

As You Can See On Slide 63…

Cartoon courtesy Hugh MacLeod, who now does work for Microsoft (Powerpoint’s manufacturer) Virginia at Brains on Fire recently found herself “under a mountain of slides.” I shudder to think what the % of total working hours of my career have been spent making, perfecting, or presenting slides. My first role at Dell had a very […]