Copy cat post from <a href=”http://www.corfield.org/blog/past/2004_02.html#000282″>da Corfield Organization</a>.
<a href=”http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.02/india.html?pg=1&topic=&topic_set=”>Good Outsourcing article on Wired</a>
I find myself so fascinated with outsourcing, I’m not sure why. I guess where others see their demise, I see opportunity. Until I can actually profit from it, though, if I get laid off, I’ll just try to join my government in some tech or militaristic fashion. If that doesn’t work, I’ll grab my fiancee and head to Sydney, Australia, and prostrate myself on the sidewalk outside of Daemon HQ. If they say no, I’ll hold Andrew hostage. If that doesn’t work, I’ll head to Mumbai (Bombay) and open a dance club and do contract work part-time. Do they have rave’s and/or a club scene in India?
What blew me away is that one of the peeps from India had read “Who Moved My Cheese?”. That blew the writer (and me) away. That book made such a difference in my life so it’s neat to see the Indian’s already gaining perspective on change when it’s in a positive direction; pretty cool. The reason that book did so well, in my eyes, was boom bust here, so it’s nice to see it doing well on a positive note instead of a negative one.
The first 5 pages are where the good stuff is. The writer certainly did their research, and talked with real people from the affected demographics: Those in India riding the wave, those in the US forming coup’s, and even a politician taking notice. I feel there were some innacuracies, strong opinions, and even some “psyche formation”, where the writer tries to actually get you emotionally involed in someway, and take you some placed based on that emotion. Any good writer does that, so I went with it. It helped you see the points the writer made better.
My favorite line was the foreshadowing of designer’s saving our arses:
“And these creations must be explained to customers and marketed to suppliers and entered into the swirl of commerce in a fashion that people notice, all of which require aptitudes that are more difficult to outsource – imagination, empathy, and the ability to forge relationships. After a week in India, it seems clear that the white-collar jobs with any lasting potential in the US won’t be classically high tech. Instead, they’ll be high concept and high touch.”
Taken out of context, but you can see what I mean.