Jargon – Just a Thought

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Video Blogs

The truth is in the cash flow

The other day I was at an accounting breakfast.

There was a lot of jargon being thrown around.

It got me thinking…why do we use jargon?

I think it is sometimes to project power over people.

At other times, it is to exclude people from the conversation.

Used well, it is a short form of communication between “insiders”.

This video is a light-hearted swipe at some of the common jargon running around the accounting industry.

In my work as a Virtual CFO, I try very hard not to use jargon.

When unavoidable, I make sure I explain what it means to my audience.

We already live in a world full of uncertainty.

It seems to me it would be better if we said what we meant, and meant what we said.

Just a thought.