[Aside] Meetings without slides

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For every meeting, someone from the meeting has prepared a six-page, narratively structured memo that has real sentences and topic sentences and verbs. It’s not just bullet points. It’s supposed to create the context for the discussion we’re about to have.

Especially the point about creating context.

This is from an interview with Jeff Bezos where he mentions Amazon has banned PowerPoint presentations in meetings.

By forcing the presenter to creative a narrative it gets them thinking more about the topic and understand the topic well. Similarly by forcing the attendees to read the memo it forces them to not just skim through the slides but to internalize it. Nice!