We Have Met the Enemy and He is…Powerpoint!
General McChrystal, the leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shown a PowerPoint slide in Kabul in 2010 that was meant to portray the complexity of American military strategy, but looked more like a bowl of spaghetti.
“When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” General McChrystal dryly remarked, one of his advisers recalled, as the room erupted in laughter.
Here’s the Powerpoint slide:
And here is the article that writes of how, like an insurgency, PowerPoint has crept into the daily lives of military commanders and reached the level of near obsession. (‘Enemy lurks in military briefings’) And perhaps in our own working lives as well? =D