Business people like cliches. I’ve heard a lot of them in speeches, lectures, and meetings and you can find a lot more in the corporate documents. Recently, Seth Godin created a Squidoo lens called The Encyclopedia of Business Cliches where he and his readers posted a lot of words and expressions that have lost their meaning because of excessive usage.

These are my favorites:

  • Thinking outside of the box
  • At the end of the day
  • Maximize leverage
  • A leading provider of…
  • Scalable, Sustainable, and Robust
  • Bring a lot of value to the table
  • Best of breed
  • Improve ROI

You can see the full list and you can add more cliches here.

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