10 definitions by AndrewMcL

To assign someone a task knowing that is fraught with risk and may implode.
To leave someone holding the bag.
It's going to fail anyway, so plone the project off to Jessica.
by AndrewMcL July 22, 2008
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Having the character of a large organization with many tentacles (lines of business, divisions, departments, etc.) that continuously shift shape, expand reach and stick its business into every nook and cranny.
Can you believe Guy said that our academic medical center was octopussian? It's not like we're General Electric.
by AndrewMcL October 10, 2013
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To hijack a brand by assuming yourself as representing a brand name, it's products, characters, trademarks.
Who knew @PeggyOlson was brandjacking on Twitter? I guess AMC learned it's PR Fail lesson when they gave the Mad Men characters the DMCA takedown.
by AndrewMcL November 05, 2009
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Short cut definition for a one-on-one meeting between an employee and their boss. Commonly used in the subject line of an email or meeting request. Not intended as a formal meeting to review one's performance evaluation, this meeting is often only 30 minutes and is conducted weekly or every other week.
I had my 1:1 with Kevin last night down on the first floor conference room.
by AndrewMcL June 18, 2009
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To take over (a task or responsibility) from someone else.
To make a unilateral decision to assign yourself as the person to resolve an issue.
Ryan's just going to pone the JIRA ticket from Peter.
by AndrewMcL April 16, 2009
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Based on or motivated by partisan or self-serving objectives when it comes to choosing a technology to implement a solution (rather than using sound business justification in terms of return on investment or overall fit within an organization).
It's strange, but it sounds like it was a technopolitical decision for management go with PHP even though all our other systems are ColdFusion.
by AndrewMcL December 19, 2008
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The process of converting an industrial nutrient (material) into something of similar or greater value in its second life.
Sarah's new company is making some awesome grocery bags from upcycled fabric.
by AndrewMcL October 23, 2009
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