School of thought

A particular idea or set of ideas held by a specific group; doctrine. Any idea that a group strongly believes in, be it through practicing this idea in their everyday life or through fighting for its adoption, can be considered…


A project management term for the combined objectives and requirements necessary to complete a project. Properly defining the scope of a project allows a manager to estimate costs and the time required to finish the project.

Shit Show

an unorganized disaster.

Soft Landing

a rate of economic growth high enough to avoid recession, but slow enough to avoid high inflation. A soft landing is typically defined as an economy that has avoided a strong contraction, often made evident by recessionary events, through government…

Spin doctor

person (as a political aide) responsible for ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view

Spit balling

To estimate. To conceive an idea; brainstorm.

Sticker Shock

unpleasant surprise on learning of an unexpectedly high price for an item.

Stop Gap

something that fills the place of something else that is lacking; temporary substitute; makeshift

Stopping Point

A point or place at which it is convenient to stop during a journey or activity.


The concept that the value and performance of two companies combined will be greater than the sum of the separate individual parts. Synergy is a term that is most commonly used in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

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