recharged95 writes "Washington Post reports that the University of Chicago has just created a new requirement for entrance to their MBA program: A 4 slide Microsoft Powerpoint presentation about themselves.
This is the beginning of Myspace style e-business? Is this promoting too much creativity in making a buck vs a grounding in common sense business traits? Are we heading for an ADD, network based business environment driven by those soon-to-be MBA grads? Where there's no substance behind that PPT (or PPTX)? I hope not, cause
I can never understand a powerpoint slide for the life of me nowadays. We [lots of technical folks] spend way too much time on PPTs to sell an idea vs. doing any real work. What would Tufte be thinking now (hair on fire?)
Creatviity requires more thought and making money shouldn't be hard.
Isn't the point of presentations to communicate clearly a simple point. A document and context diagrams are the creative, detail, offline part(s). 4 slides is a lot. Really.
Wouldn't Youtube be better for the GSB's cool factor?
And.... Keynote is simply better
This is too typical of the current business style, too much creativity, no real discussion or analysis, a result of outsourcing? Too typical...
On the bright side, I would say Scott Adams is set for life from this."
recharged95 writes | more than 9 years ago
Someone wrote about the electoral college today. quote: [the college] "This actually *helps* keep California and New York from completely dominating, say, Wisconsin."
But what goes around comes around in my thinking:
That applied when money and politics were not in bed together. Today money and politcs are married at the hip. People have the darnst way of being ingenious. All you need is for all the rich, tax cheating folks to move to all the states with the smaller electoral counts. Then use their stores of cash to influence power (i.e. payouts, lobby, and kick backs), which is likely easy with folks not savvy and educated as the cities, and thus winning over the electorate of those states and eventually outweigh the larger states by sheer volume, original purpose of the electoral college.
Heck being rich in say BFing Idaho, you get the double benefit of lower taxes (land), lower cost of living (and cheap real estate), same services (thanks to technology), and less social drama living with poorer folks like us (i.e. social segregation). Definitely captialism based politics that's happening today as we speak. Talk about abuse of the idea.