Archive for July, 2012

‘Let’s de-risk that': why management speak speaks volumes

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

So the latest verbal abomination from LOCOG, organising committee for ‘London 2012′, has been unleashed. This time it’s the committee’s chief executive, Paul Deighton, telling us that they’ve decided to ‘de-risk’ things by bringing in more troops. Feel better about security at the Olympics now?


Bad grammar = bad worker?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

An American chief executive has kicked up a bit of a storm in a comments section by declaring that he won’t hire people who can’t pass a grammar test. His reason being that if they’re too lazy to learn good usage, they won’t be great at a company where details are everything.