Jargon Unchained
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Jargon Unchained

About the Book

”To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.” - George Orwell (1903 - 1950) 

Jargon Unchained is a hater's guide, a book of how-not-to's, an anti-business manual for the disenfranchised office worker. And it's funny because it's true.

About the Author

Len Guff
Len Guff

Len Guff is just like you. He's worked in several industries. Telecoms, finance, media, catering.

But it hasn’t enlightened him. It’s taught him that there isn’t a profession in this world that hasn't been tainted by the obfuscations of business jargon. The Jargonistas are out there and they're multiplying like bacteria in the Petri dish of office life.

Len still works in an office, prepared to struggle on as his mother tongue crumbles around him, the only thing keeping him sane is the knowledge that only a third of his day will be infiltrated by the doublespeak that blights the collective consciousness.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Best practice
  • Business agility
  • Cascade
  • Core competencies
  • Cover off
  • Ducks in a row, get one’s
  • Face time
  • Going forward
  • Granular
  • Impact, vb.
  • Interrogate the data
  • Leverage
  • Monetise
  • On the same page, being
  • Solution
  • Strategic alliance
  • Think outside the box
  • Thought shower
  • Utilise
  • Working in silos
  • Conclusion
  • Citations and bibliography

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