Writing Topics: goldman sachs

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Usually, I write about bad copy on this blog, but today I give you one of the best pieces of writing I’ve ever read. If you’re interested in the goings-on on Wall Street (which is to say, if you’re interested in whether you’ll still have a […]

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Words that should be banned: Talent

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Until I worked for an investment bank, I’d only ever heard the word “talent” used of the likes of David Beckham, Bryn Terfel or hot-looking boys on a night out. But as soon as I arrived in the world of finance, I discovered that everyone was […]

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Strapline clichés to avoid #2: any strapline that includes the word “passion” (but especially if it’s combined with “excellence”)

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Sooo, the last person on a final salary pension left the firm years ago. Repeated rounds of redundancies have left people wondering if they’re next out the door. And you’ve just asked your workers to take a pay cut because “we all need to pull together […]

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Seven pernicious euphemisms of the current financial crisis

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Shares – down. House prices – down. Commodities – down. But there’s one market that’s booming: the market for disingenuous financial euphemisms.

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Words that should be banned (or in this case just used as they were originally intended): meritocracy

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] So Goldman Sachs has announced it’s cutting ten percent of its workforce. I’m not sure why the media has made such a big deal about this announcement – I was under the impression that the world’s greatest bastion of “meritocracy” has always had regular culls to […]

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