A-Z of Business Jargon to Stop Using


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!