The BS Dictionary: The Man on the Street

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Do you yearn for a book to disambiguate words and phrases commonly used in business settings, your workplace, and in life in general? Do you wish the kimono would open on idioms and clichés that stretch the bandwidth of understanding and make you wonder if your career is scalable? What are you really saying when you go against the grain and are aboveboard? What do you hear when your colleague wants face time or to move the needle? The BS Dictionary: Uncovering the Origins and True Meanings of Business Speak provides the real-world definitions to about 300 of the world's most commonly-used business terms and gives you the origin story (who coined the term? when did it start to be used figuratively in the business world?) for each one. Get the language clarity you need and have fun learning the full etymology of favorite phrases. Read humorous commentary about how phrases might be misused or misunderstood. If you are interested in language, business speak, writing, and trivia knowledge, this book is for you! Get The BS Dictionary and impress your friends with your newfound wealth of phrases and their history. About the Authors: Bob Wiltfong is a former correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Emmy award winning journalist. His love for BS was fostered through 20+ years of working as a consultant in presentation skills for several Fortune 500 companies including T-Mobile, General Electric and Charles Schwab. He often confirms trending BS terms with his CMO wife and is reminded that he has a lot more to learn from his three kids. Tim Ito is a former reporter at US News & World Report as well as Senior Editor at The Washington Post. His passion for BS grew as an adjunct professor of content and marketing at Georgetown University as well as serving as VP of content and marketing at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Tim keeps up to date on the latest BS in his current role as VP of Marketing at the Washington Speakers Bureau. His wife and two kids can vouch for the fact that he is full of BS. Check Us Out: The Site: The Book:

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A large number of acronyms about current business trends have a short (5 year or less) life span of importance. Acronyms are what you learn as you prepare or work in a business. I don't expect most people to know what STARS, UAS, TDLS, ETMS, TFMS or METAR mean. But in my business they are important.
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