Sure, there are nuances (yes, I actually understand the difference between things like "cash flow" and "run rate"), but essentially, here's how the continuing abuse of the English language breaks down at work.
|What Work says||What Work means|
||we don't actually understand this yet, but, apparently, other people do
|collaborating with our customers
||selling our products at a deep discount
|do more with less||work more hours|
|disinvesting||laying off human beings|
|executing on our strategy
||the stock is doing OK right now
|leaving to pursue other opportunities
||executive got shit-canned (harnessed snugly to golden parachute)
|leaving to spend more time with his/her family
||executive got shit-canned (harnessed snugly to golden parachute) and is either getting divorced or his/her spouse has Cancer|
|leveraging synergies||laying off human beings|
||this is the part where we've cooked the books
|our core principles||shareholder wealth|
|please join me in welcoming our new team members
||please train these people well, as they will soon be replacing your "job function"
|rapid deployment||disorganized, bug-laden, non-functional|
|refer you to Investor Relations
||they won't answer your question either
|reduction in force||layoffs|
|startup-like||working longer hours|
||we bought either a) a bankrupt company, b) our competition, or c) both
|to be completely honest||I'm about to lie|
|we are expanding to support our customers in certain geographies
||we are outsourcing work to India and China|
|we have to convince The Street...
||the stock is still in the shitter because no one seems to be buying our non-GAAP earnings numbers
Hope this helps!