Duncan Needham chooses his least favourite corporate jargon

Written by Ashwin Rattan Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:57
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Duncan Needham is a PhD candidate in Cambridge, however as a former Senior Portfolio Manager at Cairn Capital and a former Vice President at JP Morgan, he's no stranger to the world of the corporate banker.


Anyway back to the present.


Duncan's current research interests are in post-war British macroeconomic history, in particular the 1970s sea-change from Keynesian consensus to the 'sado-monetarism' of the first Thatcher administration.


The soon to be Dr Needham was asked to name his least favourite corporate jargon, and as with others in this series, he struggled to keep it down to one phrase.


In the end he settled for:

  • 'going forward',
  • 'space',
  • 'footprint',
  • 'envelope',
  • 'share of wallet',
  • 'managing expectations',
Before adding:
  • I'm always very suspicious of people who are either 'hot desking' or 'working from home'.

To view Julia Streets full list of horror expressions, click here.


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