The followers of the TPS report understand my mild annoyance at the use of business jargon. It is because I occasionally lapse into trite phrases myself that my annoyance is only mild.
However, when Bob Nutting is the purveyor of business speak, the annoyance factor goes up a bit. Here is one question and answer from Mr. Nutting that fills out a paragraph but provides next to no insight (with link to the full article below):
Q: How does Bob Nutting fully concentrate on owning the Pirates when he also is owner of Seven Springs Mountain Resort and plays a significant role in a newspaper chain?
A: I fundamentally believe you can’t multitask. You have to attempt to be fully engaged in every process you’re in. The key in all of those businesses is I’m still driven by a sense of core values: strategic focus on where the business needs to be in the longer term; a focus on making sure excellent people are empowered to make good decisions and that they never feel they are handicapped by a bureaucratic structure; and wrapping that around what the long-term strategic goal is, and making sure everyone understands we have a measuring stick.
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