Dan Pallotta on how people are (not) communicating today:

This is when you combine the four diseases above. So you get phrases like, “You should meet this guy with the SIO. He’s sort of this kind of social entrepreneur thinking outside of the box in the sustainability space and working on these ideas around sort of web-based social media, and he’s in a round two capital raise in the VP space with the people at SVNP.” How many times have you heard what you now recall to be precisely this sentence?

People think they sound smart using sentences like this. These words and phrases have become cop outs so that people don’t have to actually show what they’re talking about.

Someone who really knows what they’re talking about can communicate simply and concisely without using buzz words or catch phrases.