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Vocabulary for Entrepreneurs: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

If you’ve heard of a CEO, there’s a good chance that you have heard of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) OR Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFOO). Sometimes this person is referred to as the “numbers” person because they oversee financial activities for the company. According to Investopedia: The CFO is the senior manager who is responsible for overseeing the ...

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The Founder’s Dictionary: Buzzwords Every Entrepreneur Should Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Lawyers have legalese and doctors have medical terms. Each profession has a set of words that is used within its community and entrepreneurs and business owners are no different. Udemy created an infographic to help entrepreneurs and business owners with their vocabulary.  

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Vocabulary for Entrepreneurs: CRIM

One key skill for entrepreneurs to be successful is to communicate. Part of the ability to communicate is an entrepreneur and business owners vocabulary. This feature from Exemplary Editing introduces new words for entrepreneurs and business owners. CRIM comes from the Latin for “fault or crime” or “accusation,” and produces such English words as crime and criminal. Criminology – The ...

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Increase Your Word Power #4

AM/IM comes from the Latin word amare, “to love.” Amiable means “friendly or good-natured,” and amigo is Spanish for “friend.” Amicable:  friendly, peaceful.  Their relations with their in-laws were generally amicable, despite some bickering during the holidays. Enamored: charmed or fascinated; inflamed with love.  Rebecca quickly became enamored of the town’s rustic surroundings, its slow pace, and its eccentric characters. ...

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Increase Your Word Power #3

HOSP/HOST comes from the Latin word hospes and its stem hospit- meaning both “host” and “guest.” Many words based on it came to English through French, which often dropped the -pi-, leaving host-.  Hospitality is what a good host or hostess offers to a guest.  A hospital was once a house for religious pilgrims and other travelers, or a home ...

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Increase Your Word Power #2

PAC/PEAS is related to the Latin words for “agree” and “peace.”  The Pacific Ocean–that is the “Peaceful Ocean”–was named by Magellan because it seemed so calm after the storm near Cape Horn. pacify: (1) To sooth anger or agitation. (2) To subdue by armed action.  (It took the police hours to pacify the angry demonstrators.) pacifist: A person opposed to ...

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Increase Your Word Power #1

BELL comes from the Latin word meaning “war.” Bellona was the little-known Roman goddess of war; her husband, Mars, was the god of war. Antebellum – existing before a war, specially before the American Civil War (1861-65). (When World War I was over, the French nobility found it impossible to return to their extravagant antebellum way of life.) Bellicose – ...

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What does apotheosis mean?

Apotheosis (noun) Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification. Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: “Many observers have tried to attribute Warhol’s current apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision” (Michiko Kakutani). An exalted or glorified example: Their leader was the apotheosis of courage. Word History & Origin 1600s, from L.L. apotheosis “deification,” from Gk. apotheosis, from ...

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What does fortitude mean?

Fortitude for·ti·tude // (fôr’tĭ-tōōd’, -tyōōd’)   n.  Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage. [Middle English, from Latin fortitūdō, from fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.] for’ti·tu’di·nous (-tōōd’n-əs, -tyōōd’-) adj. Word Origin and History fortitude 1422, from M.Fr. fortitude, from L. fortitudo “strength,” from fortis “strong, brave”.

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What does exemplary mean?

Exemplary ex·em·pla·ry (ĭg-zěm’plə-rē)   adj. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior. Serving as a model. Serving as an illustration; typical. Serving as a warning; admonitory. [From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere, an exemplar; see exemplar.] ex’em·plar’i·ly (ěg’zəm-plâr’ə-lē) adv., ex·em’pla·ri·ness, ex’em·plar’i·ty (ěg’zəm-plār’ĭ-tē) n. Word Origin and History 1589 (exemplar is attested from 1393), from M.Fr. exemplaire, from L. exemplaris “that serves as ...

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