How not double checking a PowerPoint May Have Cost Billions

 

I give a lot of presentations.  Many of these are new business presentations where there are PowerPoint slides up on a screen and I’m talking.  It’s amazing how no matter what else is on the screen if there is a mistake, everyone sees it, or at least it feels that way.

Now, if that mistake is including the wrong name…..everyone does see it.  The basketball shoe business is a multi-billion dollar business and it is name driven.  Jordan. Kobe. LeBron. Curry.  Those first three names are all with Nike.  The last used to be. Now he wears Under Armour.  Why?

A PowerPoint slide featured Kevin Durant‘s name, presumably left on by accident, presumably residue from repurposed materials. “I stopped paying attention after that,” Dell says.

The “Dell” referenced above is Stephen Curry’s dad.  Now, Nike didn’t double check that slide before they presented but you always should.  Read the rest of the article from ESPN.