Everything I Know about Life I Learned from PowerPoint (Hardback)

Russell Davies

A book about PowerPoint built out of PowerPoint - jokes, culture, politics, serious points about power and more, better, jokes

In the beginning was the Word. Now there's PowerPoint.

It's used for weddings, warfare and webinars, for literature, lessons and law. And, of course, to tell everyone that Q4 is going to be a lot more challenging than Q3.

PowerPoint is probably the most successful piece of software in history - but do you know who invented it? Or why it's banned in American courtrooms? Or which Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has a chapter entirely in PowerPoint?

At its heart, PowerPoint is about presentation, theatre and culture. About how to think, create and persuade. And it's hated and loved in equal measure for reasons that tell us a lot about power and who gets to say what where.

All of life is somewhere in a PowerPoint slide. Come inside to find out why.

Publication date: 11/11/2021


ISBN: 9781788167376

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management, Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Everything I Know about Life I Learned from PowerPoint

'This book is giddy with the joy of communication. A love letter to language ('Use a little alliteration', page 159)'

Stuart Heritage 

Russell Davies

Russell Davies

Russell Davies has thought and talked more about PowerPoint than is consistent with a normal and balanced life. For Wired, for the BBC, for MOMA. He gets paid to do PowerPoint about PowerPoint. Alongside that he's made world-beating creative and strategic work for people like Nike, Microsoft and Apple. And he's here to tell you that everything you need to know about great communications is already embedded in PowerPoint.