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Corporate Claptrap - The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

Geoff Riley

16th July 2017

This is a stunning article from Lucy Kellaway who is leaving the FT after more than 25 years.

Lucy has waged a war over a quarter of a century on the relentless expansion of business bullshit but it shows few signs of slowing down. Consider these examples of product re-branding as just one example!

Over the years, Toyota has renamed the car a “sustainable mobility solution”; Amazon has called the book a “reading container”; Speedo has rebranded the swimming cap a “hair management system” and a Nestlé bottle of water has been described as an “affordable, portable lifestyle beverage”

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Kellaway on years of corporate nonsense

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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