Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

New Biz-speak

New Biz-speak

New Biz-speak

I'm listening to my company's first quarter 2020 kick off meeting, and heard something new. Apparently the purpose of the meeting is to get "all of the wood behind the arrow".

Uh, ok.

RE: New Biz-speak

It may be this

The background seems an oft-used phrase in Sun Microsystems by the former CEO, "all the wood behind a single arrow" which means focus on a single product and be the best in it. If I had only one bullet or an arrow left to shoot, I better get it right, aim, and shoot the bull's eye!

---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: New Biz-speak

Sounds like a variation on "all the eggs in one basket".

RE: New Biz-speak

Never heard it before but it does get to the point! bigcheeks

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: New Biz-speak

I bet you were all a-quiver

I'm the reason why Paradise Lost

RE: New Biz-speak

Ugh, Jon... that response was enough to make me bolt!

Just my $.02

"What the captain doesn't realize is that we've secretly replaced his Dilithium Crystals with new Folger's Crystals."


RE: New Biz-speak

Someone's gonna get the shaft!


glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible" A. Einstein

RE: New Biz-speak

We were told in a meeting today that we were 'going to put the discussion in the parking lot' I was sort of concerned as the only time I have been asked to 'take it to the parking lot' it ended in fisticuffs.

I guess it is the new 'we are going to table this discussion' since there wasn't a parking lot brawl after the meeting. hammer

Dermis and feline can be divorced by manifold methods.*
*(Disclaimer for all advise given)--'Version Dependent'

RE: New Biz-speak

I can see it. If the discussion is going to to lead to fisticuffs, yes, let's take it to the parking lot. wink

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close