Gain 42 Workdays by Banning PowerPoint

Woman in business attire with papers flying around behind her backLet the briefing document be your ally.

By Rick Richardson

According to Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey, replacing PowerPoint presentations with hard-copy briefing documents is an incredible timesaver and productivity boost, so much so that banning PowerPoint might be the smartest thing a leader can do.

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If you follow their advice, what should this “briefing document” look like? The most time-honored and reality-tested briefing document is what’s sometimes called an executive summary, initially developed and refined by Tom Sant, who is without question the world’s top expert in sales proposals.