Here’s one for communications guru Les Potter, ABC:

Krudzu: Any proliferating management fad — or simply dumb concept — that overtakes and eventually strangles a company or organization. (From

Why Les? Because we had  a discussion after an earlier post that mentioned Twitter as “sprawling as kudzu.” Les was kind enough to comment, revealing that he grew up in the deep south of the U.S., where kudzu was rampant.

I have seen kudzu in my travels and the word does indeed conjure up something sprawling, proliferating mindlessly and choking the life out of something. It’s a wonderfully evocative word that describes without further effort. Or maybe I’m just enchanted by the thought of something we don’t have here in Canada!