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Things our bosses said a lot this year
The coronavirus pandemic gave 2020 a new dictionary, and seemingly overnight, corporate America began speaking with a new language. These are some of the phrases whose use skyrocketed this year, based on more than 20,000 corporate presentations that The Times analyzed with Sentieo, a research firm.
Mentioned in 2,128 calls this year vs. 3 last year
“These are unprecedented times. A lot of our reopening is not just our decision. We’re not fully in control.” — Christine McCarthy, C.F.O. of the Walt Disney Company, on Sept. 9
14,655 calls vs. 8,528
“We’ve never been in a more challenging environment.” — Larry Culp Jr., C.E.O. of General Electric, on Oct. 28
“You’re on mute”
175 vs. 16
“If a call in 2020 goes by without somebody saying, ‘You’re on mute,’ the year would not be complete.” — Aman Bhutani, C.E.O. of GoDaddy, on Dec. 15
450 calls vs. 152
“Obviously, Covid has absolutely humbled the world.” — Ashley McEvoy, worldwide chairman of medical devices at Johnson & Johnson, on Nov. 19
That’s it for this briefing. There won’t be a newsletter tomorrow. We’ll be back in 2021. Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that the transition into the next year leaves you feeling a little lighter.
Carole Landry helped write this briefing. Theodore Kim and Jahaan Singh provided the break from the news. You can reach the team at email@example.com.
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