Word Watch

Word Watch

Words about words

Personal DataWord Watch

Data. Mine.

Crowd of people taking pictures with smart phones at a concert
Americans have been feeling very protective of our data lately. But what is it exactly that we’re trying to protect?
Free SpeechWord Watch

Language Police

Language Police
What happens when we censor our own words — and the ideas they represent?
Language TrendsWord Watch

Battle Cry

Usage of the word embattled in headlines
Why is the word “embattled” popping up in headlines everywhere?
Book ExcerptWord Watch

Pathological Friendliness

How nice is too nice? Read an excerpt from Jennie Latson's new book.
Book ExcerptWord Watch

Branding

Great brands are built on something more than the bottom line. Read an excerpt from two Rice Business alumni.
Book ExcerptWord Watch

Resourcefulness

Scott Sonenshein teaches us we all have more to work with than we can imagine.
Book ExcerptWord Watch

Memoir

Read an excerpt form Tony Gorry's book, Memory's Encouragement.
Workplace CommunicationWord Watch

Words To The Wise

Business jargon, when used properly, can cut through clutter and enhance understanding. But when used wrong, it can create a fog that not even the smartest can navigate.
Business jargon: How to not communicate effectively.