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Tag Archives: business cliche
Maybe I have a warped sense of humour but this phrase always gives me a very literal image. I heard it a few weeks ago via a friend in the middle of a tough project, there have been words in … Continue reading
Ownership in company, even a startup, can be shared. When shared the proportion each owner has is calculated based on what they brought in. For some owners it’s a straight financial transaction, for others – especially in a start up … Continue reading
This phrase is used to describe an invisible limit to a higher level. It’s most often used in reference to the barrier that keeps women from rising to the upper levels of management, despite having appropriate qualifications and experience. Despite … Continue reading
He wasn’t the first to say it, and he didn’t put his name to the law, and he was American not Irish. Oh, and what he said was “If there is any way to do it wrong, he will” He … Continue reading
Ever been in a meeting where there’s a subject that everyone is thinking about and no-one wants to mention? For example – imagine you’re in a meeting with people from several different departments, regarding a possible new project. No-one wants … Continue reading
I was watching BBC a while ago and saw the documentary about John Lewis. I’m fascinated by this company, the legal structure is a partnership so they do not talk about employees but about partners. They pride themselves on service, … Continue reading
“Cash cow” is a term I usually hear used somewhat sarcastically in reference to a high margin product. The expression itself is probably pretty old, but it’s adoption into business is about 40 years old and comes from a matrix … Continue reading
“We’ve got to eat our own dog food” I’m not sure that I would eat dog food, even if I worked for a dog food company, so I find this saying a bit odd. Apparently it comes from 1980’s ads … Continue reading