Fancy a take-away?

Fancy a take-away?

4 March 2013 by James Hayes

According to analyst IBISWorld take-away restaurants have suffered during the past five years as deteriorating economic conditions have led consumers to
cut back on discretionary spending. The sector will record 'weak growth' during the rest of 2013, IBISWorld predicts.
The phrase 'take-away' is, of course, no longer restricted to meals-to-go; it has in recent years entered common usage in a different context, that of the lingo of business efficiency: the 'takeaways' from a report, meeting, or event are the key points a person derives from them: often they are presented amid the 'headline findings' or maybe 'executive summary' of a report or survey. Use of takeaways in this context date back to the mid-2000s, but there's been a resurgence recent weeks that's won this dread phrase a place in E&T's unscientifically-generated list of over-used clichés, jargon, and buzzwords...

1. Take-aways
2. Low-hanging fruit (NB: there are no 'high-hanging fruit')
3. Outcomes (especially 'patient outcomes' in any NHS story)
4. Key (as in 'key issues', 'key metrics')
5. Box-ticking exercise / ticks all the right boxes
6. Ecosystem
7. Excited / exciting
8. Big ask
9. Of biblical proportions (i.e., 'a data deluge of biblical proportions')
10. Magic bullet / silver bullet (as in 'there is no magic bullet for solving gun crime')
11. Thought leadership
12. Inappropriate (as in 'inappropriate behaviour')
13. Wake-up call
14: Level playing field

Edited: 05 March 2013 at 10:44 AM by James Hayes

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    Posted By: James Hayes @ 04 March 2013 10:03 AM     Weasel Watch  

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