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- Jargon or buzzwords used by consultants.
2003 June 23, Russell D. Lambert, Executive's Guide to the Wireless Workforce, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0471459895, page 24:
- "The real problem is that the consultant is talking in broad, consultantese abstractions, [...]"
1993 June 23, Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith, The Wisdom of Teams: creating the high-performance organization, Harvard Business School Press, ISBN 0875843670, pages x:
- "We never quite converted him to consultantese (thank goodness), but we did move him a little toward the center."
1974 June 23, Robert Kirk Mueller, Buzzwords: A Guide to the Language of Leadership, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., ISBN 0442255969, page 54:
- "Consultantese for starting out on an assignment with little or no prior outline"