The senior team still demanded presentations. “Open dialogue”, they called it but everyone knew it was an old-fashioned power play. They arranged the room, their chairs and even their notebooks (digital and analog) just so. You took to a stage. A spotlight on your idea. He waited to present, feeling like he’d been sent to the headteacher’s study, like his suit suddenly didn’t fit. Inside the first presentation was going well. The deck showed a deep understanding of the business and that new design? They nodded. His turn. He hated following an AI but he had a beautiful new design.