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Business Buzzword Bingo

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Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Like Seth Godin I liked the idea of Business Buzzword Bingo. In marketing meetings I would add words like Eyeballs; Penetration; Customer-centric; Metrics; Brandscape… actually, the list could go on and on.

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On the edge

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