There's lots to be learned at Lotusphere on subjects big and small. While attending sessions and trying to absorb all the information presented, I made some notes about new terms I've heard. Have you encountered these terms yet?
Wealth boutiques: Branch banks in upscale neighborhoods that are transforming themselves into high-end financial consultants and wealth managers.
Upside-down mentoring: A situation in which younger, newer employees mentor older, more entrenched employees, usually in areas of technology and change.
Truck number: A term used to describe the number of people in an organization who are invaluable and irreplaceable, as in "What would happen if X was hit by a truck today?". Or, more positively, "What would happen if X won the lottery today?".
Informivore: A descriptor for people living in the 21st century, meaning "has to have information." Related to, but distinct from, the earlier term "carnivore," which means "has to eat meat."
Nancy Hannigan, Special Lotusphere blogger
Improving my vocabulary
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