Once I entered management-type jobs in corporate America, my life was dominated by making powerpoint charts. That made some sense - I was a staff planner, and that's what they do. Ten years later I was Senior VP of Marketing for the $23 billion commercial aerospace division of a Fortune 50 company, and I was still spending a huge portion of my time making powerpoint slides.
I am sure other people have lots of sophisticated life goals for themselves, but two of my biggest goals in leaving large corporations were:
- Never touch powerpoint again
- Never wear a tie again
I have been succesful 100% on #2. Powerpoint is still a useful tool, so I not totally fulfilled goal #1, but my use is scaled way back, to about 4 presentations in 6 years (and one of these was for my climate work, not my real job).