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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Outsourcing With Obligation

Most of us in the Software field would have read 'The World is Flat' by Thomas Friedman. If you have not already, do pick up a copy.

While re-reading it today, a paragraph by David Schelesinger, an employee of Reuters rang a bell in me (again). I thought his thoughts were especially succint in prompting people to stop asking "What will I tell my kids" and instead ask "What can I do to keep in the value chain". The entire justification for outsourcing is often very personal and subjective, but I found this paragraph to focus on the real issue on 'Where is your value in the value chain'.

This paragraph is straight out of the book, due credit goes to David Schelesinger, Reuters and my source for this information, Thomas Friedman of 'The World is Flat' for reproducing it.

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