Buzzwords

Here’s a list of some of the common buzzwords or business cliches I’ve heard or read. I research the background of the term and sometimes find the origin of the phrase.

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NUMBERS
80-20 Rule
A
Across the board
Astroturfing
B
Barriers to Entry
Best in Breed
Big Data
Blame Storming
Boil the Ocean
Brain Dump
Breaking down silos
Burning Platform
Burning the Candle at both ends
C
Cascading Information
Cash Cow
Circle Back
The Cloud
Critical Path
Customer is always right
Cutting Edge
Cyberslacking
D
Doxxing
Drinking the Kool-Aid
E
Eat your own dog food
Ego-surfing
Elephant in the room
F
Fight fire with fire
First Mover Advantage
G
Game Changer
Gamification
Glass ceiling
Going Viral
Growth Hacker
H
High Optics
Hotwash
J
Just in Time
L
Long Tail
Low Hanging fruit
M
The Marshmallow Test
Milestone
Mission Critical
Move the Needle
Murphy’s Law
O
Optics
P
Pandora’s box
Paradigm shift
Powerpoint bunny
Pushing the Envelope
Q
Quantified Self
R
Reverse Engineer
S
Showrooming
Single Source of Truth
Socialise This
SoLoMo
Streisand Effect
SWAT team
Sweat Equity
Swim Lanes
T
Thinking outside the box
Throw someone under the bus
Touch base
Turnkey
U
Uncanny Valley
Unicorn
Upselling
W
Walled Garden
In my wheelhouse
win-win situation
Z
Zombie project

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