Monthly Archives: May 2015

Magna Carta’s Birthday: 800 years

From the Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2015.  Click for link. Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today, writes Daniel Hannan King John, pressured by English barons, reluctantly signs Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter,’… Read more →

… Other Great Jargon II

I found this on John Cochrane’s blog, The Grumpy Economist (click for original).  Cochrane links to the original snippet here, at the Wall Street Journal. Friday, May 29, 2015 On writing well The WSJ notable and quotable picked a lovely snippet from “On Writing Well” (1976) by William Zinsser, who died May 12 at age 92. Clutter is the disease… Read more →

We’re going to optimize our efficiency and strategize our plans… and other great jargon

This makes for a nice read about the parsing of non-sensical business jargon.  Jargon is what business people use to sound smarter, but when you really parse it, it’s meaningless…  As a case instructor, I catch MBA students using jargon all the time; unfortunately, 98 percent of the time it is meaningless filler, written in some ‘stream-of-consciousness’ process and not… Read more →

The Hunger Games Juxtaposition

Find the original here, at Real Clear Politics. A Disturbing Intersection for America By Salena Zito – May 3, 2015 We all face some sort of intersection in our lives. Sometimes, if we aren’t paying attention, we miss that focal point of decision and stumble across what we might initially think is absurd — like the old yellow-brick building on… Read more →