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  • 5 Says Guru & Ninja Are 2 of the 12 Worst Things You Can Call Yourself On Linke
MONDAY,8 JUNE 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain Forum of China on June 8th,an interesting post by on the worst things you can call (or refer) yourself on Linkedin and out of the 12 words you can use the authors says that two of the words are also new gTLD’s.

“There are so many terrible words people use to make themselves sound exciting on LinkedIn.”

Guru and Ninja both make the list.

If these words are bad to refer to yourself on linked in by the same logic if you buy it they would also be bad to use as your domain name.

Anyway here is what the has to say about Guru and Ninja:

Ninja. I remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were anthropomorphic. Which certainly describes one or two senior businesspeople I know. However, ninjas were experts in Ninjutsu, a specialized form of guerrilla warfare with 18 disciplines. Why anyone compares business to war escapes me. No one dies. If you’re in banking, you don’t even risk going to jail. But honestly, how many of these supposed business ninjas would be experts in, say, the discipline of Seishinteki kyy — spiritual refinement? How many would have any idea of Kenjutsu — sword techniques? The only one I can possible imagine any of these LinkedIn ninjas mastering is Bojutsu. This involves stick and staff techniques.

Guru. In its original Sanskrit, this words means “teacher” or “master.” So it gives me pause — and a certain level of bile movement — when I see someone call themselves, for example, a Social Media Guru. A guru is supposed to possess transcendental knowledge. You might argue that a Social Media Guru might possess a transcendental level of bulldung. But that’s about it, surely.

If you’re interested here are the other 10 words the author says you should not refer to yourself as (that are not also new gTLD’s)

Visionary, Inspirational Leader, Successful, Thought Leader, Conceptual Thinker, Purpose-Driven, Maven, Transformational Executive, Results-Oriented, Pioneer.

You can read part 1 of the article here, and part 2 here.

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