Amazon's Bezos banned PowerPoint presentations at meetings, new book reveals
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos does not allow Microsoft PowerPoint presentations during company meetings, according to a new book about the company.
"Amazon Unbound" by Brad Stone offers an inside look into Amazon and how Bezos has allowed the trillion-dollar company to flourish since he started the company as a digital bookstore out of his garage in 1994.
The book describes the Amazon founder as having a short temper with employees and constantly thinking of new ways to expand the company and its various technologies – sometimes with deadlines that seemed impossible.
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"PowerPoint presentations, with their litany of bullet points and incomplete thoughts, were banned inside the company despite being popular in the rest of corporate America," Stone writes. "Instead, all meetings started with almost meditative readings of data-rich, six-page documents, called ‘narratives.’"