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post #151 of 348
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Originally Posted by EL72 View Post
While there is no need to overuse it, synergy is a very useful term to describe how corporate diversification allows firms to save $ or achieve economies of scope. What other synonym would you use to explain this concept of a whole being worth more than the sum of its parts?
Cost synergies = cost savings
Revenue synergies = new revenue opportunities

"synergies" by itself is way too vague to actually mean anything - although I'm guilty of using it on a regular basis....
post #152 of 348
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Cost synergies = cost savings
Revenue synergies = new revenue opportunities

"synergies" by itself is way too vague to actually mean anything - although I'm guilty of using it on a regular basis....

Of course you can explain in a more detailed manner how M&As generate cost savings or new revenue opportunities (I usually refer to economies of scale or scope in this context) but it's still useful to have an all-encompassing term that highlights the 'synergistic' (for lack of a better word) aspect of combining certain things that result in a 1+1 =3 situation. None of the more explanatory terms achieve this imo.
post #153 of 348
'Green'
post #154 of 348
As someone who writes a lot in public relations, Synergize drives me into a frenzy. Nothing annoys me more than someone who turns a noun into a verb, especially a noun that is vague to start with, just what is syngergy? It's a plastic management word from the 1980s.

Also,"thinking outside the box" should be part of the banned phrases in regular international business language.
post #155 of 348
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
That's why it pays to go to a top 49 law school.

Your post reminds me of other annoying words and phrases, to wit:
1. Bottom of the top tier law school;
2. Upscale;
3. Strategic thinking; and
4. Value added.
post #156 of 348
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Originally Posted by hplindley View Post
Your post reminds me of other annoying words and phrases, to wit:
1. Bottom of the top tier law school;
2. Upscale;
3. Strategic thinking; and
4. Value added.

Sweet use of to wit! Very clever. I like it.
post #157 of 348
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
What, are you, smokin,?

What about Conne and dkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz? And that Indian porn star guy?

I am almost convinced that you are a reptile with unusual fondness for pressing computer keys.
post #158 of 348
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
I am almost convinced that you are a reptile with unusual fondness for pressing computer keys.

What would completely convince you?
post #159 of 348
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
I am almost convinced that you are a reptile with unusual fondness for pressing computer keys.

This is good stuff. I guess they've finally started showing "V" on Mipos Cablevision.
post #160 of 348
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
As someone who writes a lot in public relations, Synergize drives me into a frenzy. Nothing annoys me more than someone who turns a noun into a verb, especially a noun that is vague to start with, just what is syngergy? It's a plastic management word from the 1980s.

I've never heard it as a verb. Makes no sense. I agree.

That said, synergy has a very specific meaning in the corporate diversification literature.
post #161 of 348
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
What, are you, smokin,?

What about Conne and dkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz? And that Indian porn star guy?

I don't think they are trolls either. Actually, I don't remember the porn star.

Joseph K. Bank is a troll.
post #162 of 348
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't think they are trolls either. Actually, I don't remember the porn star.

Joseph K. Bank is a troll.

How do you feel about Maclovin'?

I find the guy quite enjoyable.
post #163 of 348
pro-active
post #164 of 348
Retro.
post #165 of 348
Multitasking. Abused to refer to switching between two tasks, while it should refer to doing two different things at the exact same time.
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