New Biz-speak New Biz-speak SamBones (Programmer) (OP) 21 Jan 20 19:25 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 Andrzejek (Programmer) 21 Jan 20 19:42 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 carp (MIS) 22 Jan 20 04:07 Sounds like a variation on "all the eggs in one basket". RE: New Biz-speak 2ffat (Programmer) 22 Jan 20 11:37 Never heard it before but it does get to the point! James P. Cottingham I'm number 1,229! I'm number 1,229! RE: New Biz-speak JonC8191 (MIS) 12 Feb 20 16:30 I bet you were all a-quiver I'm the reason why Paradise Lost RE: New Biz-speak gbaughma (IS/IT--Management) 13 Feb 20 19:46 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." --Greg RE: New Biz-speak SkipVought (Programmer) 13 Feb 20 19:52 Someone's gonna get the shaft! Skip, Just traded in my OLD subtlety... for a NUance! "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible" A. Einstein RE: New Biz-speak budbyrd (Vendor) 13 Mar 20 20:03 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. Dermis and feline can be divorced by manifold methods.* *(Disclaimer for all advise given)--'Version Dependent' RE: New Biz-speak 2ffat (Programmer) 14 Mar 20 15:29 I can see it. If the discussion is going to to lead to fisticuffs, yes, let's take it to the parking lot. James P. Cottingham I'm number 1,229! I'm number 1,229!