Buzz

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[edit] History

[edit] It all started at SoundWalk 2011

[edit] It moved on to ccMixter fame

[edit] It spread to our blog

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[edit] Now it's here...

[edit] gettin’ a buzz on

As posted on 2012/08/15 by songmaster and since much amended and tweaked.

Anyone who’s spent much time working in a white collar environment has heard some of these. This is especially true in the kind of environment that encourages Powerpoint as a communication medium. The corporate choral music of the spheres: so ubiquitous, you can’t hear it.

  • low-hanging fruit
  • at the end of the day
  • capture the benefits
  • to be honest
  • bottom line
  • paradigm shift
  • monetize
  • feed the network
  • eyeballs
  • mindshare
  • buzz
  • robust
  • synergy
  • prioritize
  • critical path
  • resource allocation
  • action item (“I’ll take that action item.”)
  • task (verb: “I’ve been tasked with that.”)
  • creative (noun: “Are you a creative?”)
  • deliverables
  • team player
  • Hail Mary pass
  • huddle
  • strategize
  • socialize (meaning “discuss”)
  • driving/driver
  • cost center
  • profit center
  • orientated
  • 80/20
  • learning curve
  • he’s a man of action
  • mission-critical
  • do some horse-trading
  • clear the air
  • level playing field
  • transition the company (or any use of “transition” as a verb)
  • grow the business
  • customer-focused
  • shareholder value
  • it’s a win-win
  • tee it up
  • severely impacted (or any use of “impact” as a verb)
  • cardiovascular-wise (or any use of “-wise” as a suffix)
  • impactful
  • viral
  • viral marketing
  • networking
  • 24/7, 24/7/365
  • on-ramp/off-ramp
  • 411
  • app/killer app
  • smartsourcing
  • outsourcing
  • rightsizing
  • tiger team
  • google that
  • on the radar/below the radar
  • solution
  • process-oriented
  • e-learning
  • i-_
  • goodput
  • architect (verb: “architected for robustness”)
  • five nines
  • six sigma
  • blackbelt
  • _-killer
  • irregardless
  • thought pattern
  • vision thing/vision
  • Java-speak (or any use of “-speak” as a suffix)
  • due diligence
  • milestone
  • product lifecycle management process (or subsets thereof)
  • gate
  • toll gate
  • swim lane
  • manage expectations
  • put a tack in it
  • bright-light it
  • risk-based decisioning
  • bring to the table
  • alignment
  • diversity
  • empowerment
  • exit strategy
  • face-time
  • F2F
  • generation
  • globalization
  • grow
  • leverage
  • on the runway
  • organic growth
  • outside the box
  • proactive
  • scripted
  • sea change
  • spin up
  • streamline
  • survival strategy
  • wellness
  • search engine optimization (SEO)
  • accountable
  • invested in
  • run like a business
  • analytics
  • bake in
  • ballpark figure
  • bandwidth
  • basis of estimate (BOE)
  • best of breed
  • best practice
  • bizmeth (short for "business method")
  • brand (especially as verb)
  • branding
  • brick-and-mortar
  • bricks-and-clicks
  • business process outsourcing (BPO)
  • business-to-business (B2B)
  • business-to-consumer (B2C)
  • buzzword compliant
  • building capabilities
  • center of excellence (COE)
  • client-centric
  • co-opetition
  • core competency
  • customer-centric mindset
  • drink the Kool-Aid
  • early adopter
  • eat your own dogfood
  • entitlement
  • enterprise
  • event horizon
  • fit and finish
  • free value
  • fulfillment issues
  • granularity
  • green field
  • herding cats
  • holistic approach, holistic integration
  • in the loop
  • knowledge process outsourcing (KPO)
  • logistics
  • long tail
  • look and feel
  • make it pop
  • metric
  • mission critical
  • new economy
  • next generation
  • offshoring
  • pain point
  • return on investment (ROI)
  • reverse fulfillment
  • rightshoring
  • seamless (integration)
  • share options
  • SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley)
  • sustainability
  • target-rich environment
  • value-added
  • visibility (e.g. management visibility)
  • 3G
  • aggregator
  • Ajax
  • benchmarking
  • back-end
  • beta
  • bleeding edge
  • blog
  • clickthrough
  • cloud
  • collaboration
  • content management
  • content management system (CMS)
  • convergence
  • cross-platform
  • design pattern
  • digital divide
  • digital remastering
  • digital rights management (DRM)
  • digital signage
  • document management
  • dot-bomb
  • download
  • e-learning
  • engine
  • enterprise content management (ECM)
  • enterprise service bus (ESB)
  • framework
  • freemium
  • folksonomy
  • fuzzy logic
  • HTML5
  • immersion
  • information superhighway/information highway
  • innovation
  • mashup
  • mobile
  • modularity
  • nanotechnology
  • netiquette
  • next generation (also "NextGen")
  • pizzazz
  • podcasting
  • point person
  • portal
  • prosumer
  • real-time
  • SaaS
  • scalability
  • social bookmarking
  • social software
  • spam
  • Struts
  • sync-up
  • tagging
  • think outside the box
  • transmedia
  • user generated content
  • virtualization
  • vlogging
  • vortal
  • Web 2.0
  • webinar
  • weblog
  • web services
  • wikiality
  • workflow
  • information society
  • political capital
  • stakeholder
  • long pole in the tent
  • key contributor
  • main thrust
  • shortest route
  • common wisdom
  • crowd sourcing
  • team building
  • on message
  • off topic
  • hot topic
  • FAQ
  • let's get this show on the road
  • the show must go on
  • sacrifice
  • power through
  • followthrough
  • suck it up
  • cross-functional team (CFT)
  • keep your head down
  • heads up

[Rewrite, depending on whether we raid Wikipedia's list to augment our own:] But we are amateurs. For the mother lode, see Wikipedia’s List of Buzzwords.

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