A term used to describe signs of economic recovery or positive data during an economic downturn. The term green shoots is a reference to plant growth and recovery, and has been used during down economies to describe signs of similar growth.
One of the first uses of the term green shoots was to describe signals of economic growth during the economic downturn in the United Kingdom in 1991. The term gained greater notoriety when it was used by U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to describe positive economic data during the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
What provoked the thoughts for this short post are two:
1. The Graphic above which talks about the Survey which shows the Best Skills required in USA for Success.
2. An article in ET today where the new Chairman of the Niti Aayog in India is using a jargon "Green Shoots".
I decided to look up the Definition and it is before you. Now you can choose whether you would rather have the Right Skills or Jargon spitting people to teach you to Succeed ! :)
No. I have no malice towards NONE ! :) so no offence please !
"My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil." 
-Paul Getty
Let us see today's thought Provoking Definitions:
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1. A right conferred or established by a government, such as the right to vote (exercise one's franchise) in a local or national election
2. Commerce: (1) A privilege granted to make or market a good or service under a patented process or trademarked name. (2) A business operating under such privilege. 
3. Law: A government-conferred right to exist as a legal business entity within a ...
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But if you see a relatively new company asking for very high franchise fees, a mental red flag should go up.
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security which no longer carries the right to the most recently declared dividend; or the period of time between the announcement of the dividend and the payment. A security becomes ex-dividend on the ex-dividend date (set by the NASD), which is usually two business days before the record date (set by the company issuing the dividend). For transactions during the ex-dividend period, the seller, not the buyer, will receive the dividend. Ex-dividend is usually indicated in newspapers with an x next to the stock or mutual fund's name. In general, a stock's price drops the day the ex-dividend period starts, since the buyer will not receive the benefit of the dividend payout till the nextdividend date. As the stock gets closer to the next dividend date, the price may gradually rise in anticipation of the dividend.

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