Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Instances

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The coronavirus pandemic gave a new dictionary in 2020, and it appears that the American company started speaking a new language overnight. These are some of the terms that have skyrocketed in use this year based on more than 20,000 corporate presentations the Times analyzed with Sentieo, a research firm.

Mentioned in 2,128 calls this year up from 3 last year

+ 70,830% a

“These are unprecedented times. Much of our reopening is not just our decision. We are not in full control. ” – – Christine McCarthy, CFO of the Walt Disney Company, on September 9th

14,655 calls versus 8,528

+ 70%

“We have never been in a challenging environment.” – – Larry Culp Jr., CEO of General Electric, on October 28th

175 against 16

+ 1,000%

“If a call in 2020 goes by without someone saying, ‘You are dumb,’ the year would not be complete.” – – Aman Bhutani, CEO of GoDaddy, on Dec.

450 calls against 152

+ 200%

“Obviously, Covid has absolutely humiliated the world.” – – Ashley McEvoy, Johnson & Johnson’s global chairman for medical devices, on November 19

That’s it for this briefing. There won’t be a newsletter tomorrow. We’ll be back in 2021. Happy New Year! We hope that you will feel a little lighter as you move into next year.

– Melina

Many Thanks
Carole Landry helped write this briefing. Theodore Kim and Jahaan Singh took the break from the news. You can reach the team at [email protected]

PS
• We hear “The Daily”. Our latest episode features a black cop thinking about what it means to be part of the troop in his hometown of Flint, Me.
• Here is our mini crossword puzzle and a clue: E pluribus ___ (four letters). You can find all of our puzzles here.
• How well do you remember this New Year? The Morning Newsletter has put together an interactive news quiz for those who want to test their knowledge.

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