Monday, July 21, 2008

Why business people speak like idiots


Found this via Helge Tennø

Fight the Bull is a website dedicated to eliminating business jargon. Some nice stuff here.

You can even download a toolbar that will scan your document and take out all the bull. With the Bull Composite Index, you can see how jargon-filled your Word doc or Powerpoint slides are.

The bit I like best is their Mystery Matador. If you get an email from a colleague that is full of bull - you can paste it into the Matador and anonymously send your colleague's email back to them from this site, with a score on how much bull was in their original email.

Let the fight begin.

2 comments:

MJ said...

Man, if I didn't have a complete aversion to "handy" toolbar installations I might give this one a go! None of my stuff would be printable ;) probably.

Going forward...

Ed said...

Excellent point, I think as a business unit going forward we will need to retro fit that strategic insight into the overall strategic roadmap for strategic success. Hopefully we can be strategic enough to accomplish this, but you never know, could be tricky...