Prioritize, Optimize, Maximize and…Err


prioritize cartoon business

Business jargon is full of “ize” words. I was reading a business book one day and I swear I saw at least a dozen “ize” words on every page. Maybe it’s something in the culture that makes us want to verb so many words, but I think it’s gotten a bit out of hand.

In fact, I think it’s high time we recognize, reorganize, and minimize our supersized need to synthesize and rationalize this italicized and oversized… (See what I mean?)

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Mark Anderson


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

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  1. I realize I can hypothesize and fantasize about a particular font size all day. 🙂

    I don’t see the use of ‘ize’ changing any time soon, but I like the way you highlighted its frequent use.

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