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The Dictionary Of Business Bullshit

Author : Alan Williams
ISBN : 9781907794353
Genre : Business & Economics
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If you work in business, the chances are you have fallen under the poisonous spell of business bullshit and jargon. Very few of us seem able to avoid “reaching out”, or “touching base”, or “shifting paradigms”, or “thinking outside the box”. No longer solely the province of management consultants, investors and MBA types, business gobbledygook has mesmerized the rank and file around the globe. Help is at hand with this Dictionary of Business Bullshit, aptly described as “the world’s most comprehensive collection” of the top 2,000 business terms and jargon that have infected us all. Stay sane (and keep your colleagues and customers from suffocating you) from the business bullshit madness by having this dictionary by your side. Based on his wide and extensive experience with business bullshit, Kevin Duncan deciphers the terms and language of modern-day business speak.
Category: Business & Economics

The Business Bullshit Book

Author : Kevin Duncan
ISBN : 9781911498148
Genre : Humor
File Size : 45.63 MB
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Best-selling author Kevin Duncan presents the world’s most comprehensive collection of total bullshit, diligently collected over 35 years. His incisive take on all this boardroom nonsense lifts the lid on the truth behind business vocabulary, and tells us what people are really trying to say. Kevin Duncan is a business adviser and marketing expert. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages. Find out more at
Category: Humor

The Dictionary Of Corporate Bullshit

Author : Lois Beckwith
ISBN : 0767923995
Genre : Humor
File Size : 64.80 MB
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This caustically funny Webster’s of the workplace cuts to the true meaning of the inane argot spouted in cubicles and conference rooms across the land. At a price even an intern can afford and in a handy paperback format that won’t weigh down your messenger bag or briefcase, The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit is a hilarious guide to the smoke-screen terms and passive-aggressive phrases we traffic in every day. Each entry begins with a straight definition followed by a series of alternative meanings that are, of course, what is really meant. Take, for example, the widely used, seemingly innocuous term brainstorming: 1. to generate ideas as a group in an accepting environment and in a free-form manner 2. a supposedly relaxed forum in which no idea is a bad idea – that is, until you generate a bad idea and are met with uncomfortable silence/looks that suggest you are retarded or really uncool/the feeling that you are about to be fired Beyond deciphering corporate commonplaces, you’ll learn the PC term for secret Santa (Holiday Harry); why the Blackberry is “most commonly referred to as a ‘Crackberry’ due to its highly addictive nature”; and that when a co-worker says “Have a good night”, they really mean: “this meaningless, seemingly interminable exchange of small talk is now over. I am no longer speaking to you, and will now flee this awkward social situation. Don’t even think of asking which way I’m walking.” Just remember to read this only at COB (close of business) to avoid being busted (caught idling by your boss).
Category: Humor

The Dictionary Of Bullshit

Author : Nick Webb
ISBN : 1861058888
Genre : English language
File Size : 40.78 MB
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Without language, we cannot think. Most of us wouldn't have a problem with that because these days nobody has a problem. We have issues. Possibly opportunities. If we are unlucky, we may face challenges. Business, politics, self-help, marketing, the media, statistics, science and local government are all rich sources of bullshit that author Nick Webb has scrupulously mined for this indispensable guide to navigating this all pervasive and tricksy linguistic phenomenon. Much bullshit is merely absurd or fun. An apartment advertised as a studio flat is so cramped that nobody has sex in it without putting a limb out of the window. But there is also capital 'B', weapons-grade Bullshit that sneaks into our minds like heavy metal pollution. Moral content and personal responsibility have drained out of such Bullshit - just one of the reasons why it is so appealing to shifty politicians and senior executives in expensive suits. Serious and funny, angry and shamelessly opinionated, 'The Dictionary of Bullshit' cuts to the chase of corporate speak.
Category: English language

When To Rob A Bank

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 9780141980973
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 63.82 MB
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Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax (if not a fat tax). You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, Freaks and Friends demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.
Category: Business & Economics

The Man From Zara

Author : Kevin Duncan
ISBN : 9781907794308
Genre : Business & Economics
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Inditex – the group behind Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho and Bershka among others – is today a major force in the world of high-street fashion. It recently outranked Gap as the No.1 clothes retailer in the world. In virtually every city in the world, you will see one or more of Inditex’s shops – Zara being the most conspicuous. Yet little is known about this amazing success. This book o¬ers such an insight by telling the story of the genius behind the Inditex Group – Armancio Ortega. Besides being one of the world’s richest men, Ortega is the brains behind a modern-day revolution in textiles and fashion retail. Who really is Armancio Ortega? Where is he from? Where is he going? What led him to dream up this empire? Through unprecedented access to Ortega and his closest aides, the author provides a compelling and unique biography of the man responsible for one of this century’s most extraordinary business successes. Covadonga O’Shea, who has known Amancio Ortega since 1990, recounts in this rst book to be authorised by the man himself, the contents of long hours of conversation held between them, as well as with business colleagues closest to him.
Category: Business & Economics

The Smart Thinking Book

Author : Kevin Duncan
ISBN : 9781910649497
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 48.28 MB
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Plenty of people are intelligent and have the right qualifications. But in business, to be successful, you also have to be smart and creative. This book contains 60 pieces of distilled wisdom to help you think smartly and creatively, and to enable you to stand out from the others. By the author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book (12 languages licensed), each piece of advice can be read in one minute or the entire book in one hour. Divided into six main sections (Growth, Communication, Innovation, Creativity, Relationships and Thinking, this powerful little book draws from a range of disciplines and perspectives to enable readers to transform the way they approach work and life.
Category: Business & Economics

The Dictionary Of Bull

Author : Catriona Greenwood
ISBN : 1845297679
Genre : Humor
File Size : 58.97 MB
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You are not alone. Nearly 80% of office workers have admitted that they often simply don’t know what their colleagues are talking about. If you are one of them, help is at hand!
Category: Humor

The Dictionary Of Legal Bullshit

Author : Randall C. Young
ISBN : 1572486368
Genre : Humor
File Size : 46.45 MB
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This dictionary of legal terms looks to the plain-English meaning of all the words lawyers, judges and anyone else involved in our legal system feel compelled to use. It provides a humorous resource into this archaic and convoluted language and is sure to make anyone you know in the legal profession laugh out loud at its accurate absurdity. In The Dictionary of Legal Bullshit, you will find the definition of such words as: Bankrupt. The state of being that one attains when the government sticks your creditors with the bill for your extravagant expenditures. Jail. Exclusive public housing with lousy neighbors, no view, poor facilities and one of the highest cost per square foot of any living space ever built; but with slightly less violence and fewer drug dealers than the public housing that is available to the populous at large. Plus, find key Latin translations, like: Res ipsa loquitor. Duh. Res judicata. You lost, get over it. Respondeat superior. Sue the one with the most money.
Category: Humor

The Dictionary Of Bull Shit

Author : Nick Webb
ISBN : 1402207808
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 73.65 MB
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Bull shit (n.; adj,; adv.; etc.) 1: deceitful language; lies 2: jargon or cliches intended to place a positive spin on something plainly negative 3: anything said by a politician, CEO or PR flak 4: new age, modern, postmodern, cutting edge, meta or Xtreme 5: pretty much everything you read or hear these days. A hilarious, irreverent and generally subversive compendium of what passes for discourse today, The Dictionary of Bullshit savages politics, self-help, marketing, the media, all things new age, statistics, science and business. From the political credibility gap (aka lying) to the oxymoronic instant classic, whether you're in a paperless office or have been out-sourced, The Dictionary of Bullshit is an all-out offensive against all that is phony, stupid and just plain meaningless.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines