An Insider’s View on Product Management

May 10, 2009

Top 10 most annoying business expressions

Filed under: Product Management — Gregory @ 12:59 am
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The business world is addicted to buzzwords. They are everywhere around us – we can’t avoid them, no way to escape. Senior management is certainly the most to blame. Here is a compilation of my top ten most annoying business expressions:

1. Think outside the box. Easily at the top of my list. This is so “in the box” thinking.

2. At the end of the day. At the end of the day… it’s time to go to home.

3. Customer-Centric. Is that not what a business is all about?

4. Strategic planning. Planning alone must not sound impressive enough.

5. Pendulum has swung too far. This must be one of the fundamental laws of business.

6. Exceed customer expectations. The customer is definetely making a come back.

7. Foreseeable future. And, how far would that be?

8. Move things forward. What is it exactly that you have in mind?

9. Bleeding-edge. “Cutting-edge” does not cut it anymore.

10. Bandwidth. As “I don’t have the bandwidth to work on this”. My advice: better to leave “bandwidth” to network operators.

Anything else you would like to add to the list?


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