The Sound and Fury Cup – the CEO who makes the best public assestion saying nothing.
1st – “We will accelerate our leadership across our five priorities and compete to win in the core” Cisco’s John Chambers
2nd – “Going forward, we are focused on aggressively managing short-term challenges and opportunities and we remain committed to delivering our mid-decade plan and serving a growing group of Ford customers.” Alan Mulally of Ford
Worst Euphemism for Firing People
1st – In saying that 17,000 people are losing their job, Nokia suggested that they are “being managed for value”.
Most false use of percentages over 100%
1st – “I am a mere 1,000% committed to my new job”. Devin Wenig of Ebay – one wonders how much above 1,000% he would be if he was really committed.
2nd – “I am 100,000% committed to Australia being the best team in the world”. Tim Neilsen former Aussie cricket coach
Worst Job Title
1st – Executive Vice-President in charge of the Energy International Business Line – GDF Suez
2nd – Global transfer Pricing Go To Market Leader – Ernst & Young.
The Global Flannel Award for Utter Gibberish
1st – “Our $22bn company creates unique time to value through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that helps clients win in the Human Age.” Manpower Group