HBR: The Management Century

herald
to proclaim; announce
disproportionate
out of proportion; unsymmetrical; without due proportion of parts or relations
punctuate
to stress of emphasize
aspiration
a strong desire for high achievement.
exactitude
the state or quality of being exact
apogee
the farthest or highest point; the apex
retreat
the act or process of withdrawing, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant.
magnum opus
a great work, especially a literary or artistic masterpiece.
robber barron
a businessmen who were viewed as having used questionable practices to amass their wealth.
cartoon version
A ridiculously oversimplified or stereotypical representation
reductive
tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form
pathbreaking
Characterized by originality and innovation; pioneering.
overarching
Extending over or throughout
dismantle
To put an end to in a gradual systematic way
solicit
To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application
heady
having a strong or exhilarating effect
distill
To extract the essential meaning or most important aspects of
automaton
a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being
cadre
a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession
tug
pull (something) hard or suddenly
tug one’s forelock
raise a hand to one’s forehead in deference when meeting aperson of higher social rank
iteration
the repetition of a process or utterance
foment
instigate or stir up
propound
To put forward for consideration
defer
To put off; to procrastinate
usher
To precede and introduce; inaugurate
perch
An elevated place for resting or sitting; a position that is secure, advantageous, or prominent.
decry
To condemn openly.
slide rule
a mechanical analog computer; a means of precise calculation
buccaneer
a person who acts in a recklessly adventurous and often unscrupulous way, especially in business.
luster
Glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor, as of achievement, reputation, or beauty.
burnish
To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing
shove towards
To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction
extol
To praise highly; exalt
surge ahead
To increase suddenly; to rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner
battalion
a large body of troops ready for battle, especially an infantry unit forming part of a brigade.
undergird
To support or strengthen from beneath.
adjuration
An earnest, solemn appeal; a grave warning
obliterate
To do away with completely so as to leave no trace
admonish
To reprove gently but earnestly.
dog
To bother; to track or trail persistently
eclecticism
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
jostle with
to struggle with someone
pecking order
A hierarchy among a group, as of people, classes, or nations
elicit
to bring or draw out
cubicle farm
monotonous office environment characterized by white collar slaves wasting there lives in pseudo-offices with four foot walls while slowly morphing into zombies.