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Leveraging core competencies [Mar. 23rd, 2008|04:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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My neighbor works in software to teach "business English". I made some joke about only needing to know phrases like, "Our value-add is leveraging your core-competencies."

For fun, I threw some stupid words into Google Sets and got this. Love it. Wtf is "outfrastructure"?
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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2008-03-23 11:35 pm (UTC)
Outfrastructure would be things outside of your organisation that support its functions. One organisation's Infrastructure may be the outfrastructure of other organisations. The internet is one example of Outfrastructure.
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[User Picture]From: jahiel
2008-03-23 11:49 pm (UTC)
I will be very happy when throwaway phrases like "At the end of the day" are no longer in vogue. One can always dream...

I'm ashamed to admit knowledge of this, but "outfrastructure" is what you have when you outsource your infrastructure.

-G
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[User Picture]From: jgrafton
2008-03-23 11:56 pm (UTC)
How did "terrorist" end up in that set?
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[User Picture]From: fweebles
2008-03-24 12:27 am (UTC)
The opposite of "infrastructure", duh.
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[User Picture]From: mountain_hiker
2008-03-24 01:45 am (UTC)
Inchresting tool. I didn't even know something like that existed. Do you know of any other obscure Google tools?
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[User Picture]From: mechanyx
2008-03-24 01:57 am (UTC)
I like how it goes:

middleware
social competence
terrorist
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[User Picture]From: wasdely
2008-03-24 02:30 am (UTC)
Don't forget to architect synergy across your enterprise platform, delivering scalable, on-demand performance for b2b customers.
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[User Picture]From: dieplz
2008-03-24 03:03 am (UTC)
When I was in Japan, a number of people suggested that I teach "business" or "programming" English, and I was kind of like, "wtf, is there special English you use at work that I don't know about?"
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[User Picture]From: pne
2008-03-24 07:40 am (UTC)
I boggled at "polychronistic time". Wtf is that supposed to be?
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