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The BS Dictionary

Uncovering the Origins and True Meanings of Business Speak

Bob Wiltfong (author) Tim Ito (author)

ISBN: 9781950496167

Publication Date: Jun 2020

Format: Paperback

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 favourite phrases.
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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.
Pages 120
Date Published 30 Jun 2020
Publisher ATD Press
Subject/s Personnel & human resources management   Business communication & presentation  
Bob Wiltfong is a public relations expert, content specialist, and coach. An Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning storyteller, he has expertise in journalism, video production, and on-camera hosting and performing. Bob resides in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Tim Ito is a vice president at the Association for Talent Development, overseeing the content division. He also teaches digital marketing and ran the content marketing group for ASCD. His career has also included stints at America Online and Netscape. Tim is a former senior editor and producer at AltaVista and washingtonpost.com and was a reporter and writer for U.S. News & World Report magazine. He is a coauthor of the ATD Press title Focus on Them: Become the Manager Your People Need You to Be. Tim resides in Arlington, Virginia.

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