Monday, September 21, 2009

Topic: Business Buzzwords.

10-second review: The most annoying business jargon.

Title: “Why Can’t We Speak Clearly?” Mike Armstrong. The Philadelphia Inquirer (August 31, 2009), p. C1.

Quote: “Let’s start Monday with some business buzzwords: Synergy. Think outside the box. Customer-centric. On the same page.”

Quote: “We hear them 20 times a day. You’ll be happy to know they’re among the most annoying or overused phrases named by 150 senior executives in a poll by temporary staffing service Accountemps.”

Quote: “The phrases are so loathed that Accountemps put them into its Buzzword Hall of Fame with the one that irks me most: solution.”

Comment: My favorite business word that I hate, loathe, despise and abominate is “grow” as in “grow the business.RayS.

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