Feed the Gorilla

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Feed the Gorilla

A slang term meaning to spend the minimum amount of time required on core competencies in order to devote more time to other projects. Feeding the gorilla is high risk as one may ignore the most sustainable parts of a business.
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When he plays in our garden he feeds the gorillas and other animals that live there and when he grows up he wants to be a zoo keeper.