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Friday, August 05, 2005

Business Buzzwords That Make You Gag

The business world is full of jargons ( Which is why the academics hate it ) . The Fortune magazine has a column " Ask Annie" and here she lists the " Most Annoying Business Lingo words (Voted by the readers) .

There are the usual suspects like : (My comments in the bracket )
1. Touch Base ( sounds like that KPS Gill types ??)
2. Value proposition ( If you dont understand , at least confuse)
3. At the end of the day ( If it matters at the end of the day , I am sure it should even at the starting of the day ! ) ",
4. win-win ( If everybody wins all the time then we are in spirtualism not business !)
5. Bleeding edge ( can you please put a band aid to stop it ? ),
6. No brainer (becuase if it involves brains we wouldn't be talking about it)

But the winner is " New paradigm" ...


  • Leave Lingo's, your comments are too good :) Hahhaha

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 5:25 PM  

  • yes!... 15 on 10 for the comments

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 PM  

  • did you forget "value add" :)

    By Blogger Srihari SN, at 7:24 PM  

  • These are also the most "over used". Imagine sitting in a meeting and NOT HEARING these phrases...

    By Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy, at 1:17 AM  

  • Ila,anon -- Thanks.

    Hari -- yeah, forgot "value add" ..How could I !

    Venky -- over used and trite ..

    By Blogger Cogito, at 12:02 PM  

  • what about "turnkey solutions" ....and here is my comment.....if it was that simple, why i need consultants like you....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:47 PM  

  • The NEW PARADIGM is my favourite!!! So is VALUE ADD!!! Too good.

    By Blogger A Confused Soul, at 1:20 PM  

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