May 04, 2010

The Hot Corporate Phrase...

...is best in breed. Our CEO uses it almost as often as dead people in Chicago vote. I'm sure Steven Riddle's heard this one.

Usage: "Frankly, our sales culture is not best in breed."

Frankly, this seems a step up from the impersonal "human resource" given that being referred to in canine terms beats, say, a mineral deposit.

4 comments:

Ellyn said...

So should I give up waiting to be Employee of the Month and simply hope to be Best in Show? (Or perhaps I should just be happy that no other canine analogies come into play...)

TS said...

Ruff, ruff!

Gregg the Obscure said...

At my workplace we just went live on an allegedly best in breed "solution". It's a software package. It will invariably produce a bumper crop of implementation problems. To call it a solution is positively Orwellian.

TS said...

Well Gregg, it's a solution to job security, at least for the bug fixers! :-)