the tendency to focus attention on short-term gains, often at the expense of long-term success or stability
What Is “GOP” Short For?The Republican party has a lot of history. Its origins are interesting in their own right, but one particular part of the party's history is its nickname: the GOP. Where did this nickname come from and what in the world does it mean?
Who Coined The Term Fashionista?In light of a recent article about the birth of the word “fashionista” in which Stephen Fried apologized for coining the term, we’d like to delve into the -ista suffix in hopes of understanding why English speakers combine it with certain words. But first, let’s look at “fashionista.” This word originally appeared in Stephen Fried’s 1993 biography of supermodel Gia Carangi. He invented it as …
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Due to its short-termism, the NFP can mask underlying trends.
The financial world is currently gripped by the pathology of quarterly earnings, short-termism, and fear.Wall Street’s Irrational Negative Reaction to Apple’s Earnings Report|Zachary Karabell|July 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST