Don’t know your entrepreneurship from your elbow? Have no fear – we’re here to help the alcluistic! Whether you’re looking for general business terminology, startup definitions, or the oh-so-annoying jargon bandied about by those who think they are in the know, take a look a this article from Peter Economy (in Inc.com). Here's a few of my favourites:
- Eat the elephant one bite at a time. To break a large task into smaller ones.
- Herding cats. Managing a group of people who don't necessarily want to be managed.
- Passes the smell test. Something that is morally acceptable.
- Scuttlebutt. Gossip.
- Zombie project. A project that can't be gotten rid of, no matter how hard you might try to kill it.
Really glad we're on the same page with this one. . .the upshot is that we can now lose the verbiage. . . or something like that!