Strategic CIO // IT Strategy
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11/25/2013
11:00 AM
Bennett Quillen
Bennett Quillen
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Stop Butchering The English Language

Solutioning, diarizing, and zerotasking have lurched into the business lexicon -- but must go, says a former CIO. Weigh in with your own linguistic peeves.

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RobPreston
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11/25/2013 | 12:41:57 PM
Re: "The Ask"
Most of these words and terms are just lazy bureaucrat-speak, but "prepone" is from another planet. 
Laurianne
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11/25/2013 | 11:14:33 AM
"The Ask"
Well-played, sir! But no mention of my new pet peeve, "the ask" -- as in "Here's the ask." Or: "The ask is not that big."

I told someone this weekend that the ask is the new pivot.

In other words, I ask that "the ask" goes away. And let's not prepone that.
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