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Today’s Quote, 27 December 2016

“People don’t think how they feel, they don’t say what they think and they don’t do what they say.”

– David Ogilvy

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At the end of the day the business cliche just masks woolly mindedness

LET’S open the kimono. The language of business is a joke. It now seems to be best practice to get your ducks in a row for corporate meetings by memorising phrases like value proposition, point person and core competency. At the end of the day, buzz phrases and bizarre metaphors may take it to the next level, but the most insidious part of this corrosion of office communication is more banal: loose usage, cliche and jargon that conceal lazy thinking. Continue reading

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