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The Dictionary of Business Terms

Understand Important Business Terms

ISBN: 9789670610993




Page Count: 192

Publication Date: Dec 2014

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The bottom line is this: the workplace is a minefield of business jargon that people bandy about on a daily basis. From indecipherable abbreviations and business terminology, to buzz words, motivational phrases and more, it can all start to sound like everyone around you is speaking another language. But it’s time to shoot the puppy (do the unthinkable), push the envelope (expand the boundaries), knife and fork the problem (handle bit by bit), and get to grips with the language of business! The Dictionary of Business Terms, takes a wry and witty look at office jargon, uncovering the origins and meanings of many useful – and some not so useful – phrases that can be heard in the workplace and in everyday life. Amusing and informative, this book guarantees that you’ll be fluent in business in no time.

  • Looks at the vast number of words and phrases from the world of business that have entered the language; where they came from, how they are used — and misused.
  • Reveals some surprising and intriguing connections between business and the worlds of sport, politics, history and more.
  • Untangles impenetrable abbreviations so you’ll know your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) from your FMCGs (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods).
  • Highly witty and informative, The Dictionary of Business Terms gets to the bottom of an aspect of the language that is surprisingly far-reaching in everyday life.