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When "pivot" is used as a verb The sentence is " The economic world is changing so quickly and unpredictably that it is the individuals and organizations that can PIVOT in order to meet the needs of the market that are really going to thrive. " What does the word "pivot" exactly mean in this situation? Some sort of a extended meaning instead of its original meaning which is to turn or rotate round an axis? Could you give me a more solid explanation on its usage? Thanks a lot!
Feb 11, 2016 8:29 AM
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It means that the individuals and organization that can react quickly will be most successful. If you have ever watched the game of basketball, the players often "pivot" as they handle the ball. They react quickly to change direction so that the other player cannot take the ball from them. In a figurative way, this is what the individuals and organizations are doing.
February 11, 2016
It metaphorically refers to turning to face a different direction. The idea is, if the market goes in a different direction, these people are ready to handle it.
February 11, 2016
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