Author Archives: Chris Niccolls

The Future of Retail Outsourcing: Amazon vs. Walmart


WoW! Isn’t it amazing how quickly things change? In the early 2000’s, the very pinnacle of outsourcing was Walmart. Walmart didn’t outsource its own operations. Instead, it made history by working with offshore suppliers, introducing American consumers to low-cost Chinese … Continue reading

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Outsourcing’s Mickey Mouse Future!


Ever since the 2016 elections, America’s outsourced manufacturing has consistently been front-page news. Most of that news has been about manufacturing. Now news stories are shifting towards the larger world of foreign imports, rather than just outsourcing. That means new … Continue reading

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Regulating Outsourcing Creates Surprising Vendor Opportunities!


(Published in Outsourcing Magazine, 12/14/2016) During the election, Trump said that he would stop work from leaving America, and would tax offshored products at 35%. Weeks before Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, he is … Continue reading

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It’s a Circus Out There, But Not For Long


(Previously published in “AndSociety”, January 22, 2017.) GEEZE… what happened! On Friday I hear that Ringling Brothers Circus has its first female ringmaster in its 146-year history. I’m thinking, “Well, isn’t that interesting? The news has been completely dominated by … Continue reading

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Yahoo Users Hacked


(Previously published in AndMagazine, January 14th, 2017) Yahoo keeps hitting the jackpot, in a bad way. Earlier in December, Yahoo had a BILLION ACCOUNTS hacked. That’s the largest number of reported accounts hacked, EVER! To make it even worse, the … Continue reading

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Death By Sushi: The Eel, Nearly Extinct, And TOTALLY Delicious


(Previously published in AndSociety, January 14th, 2017) In America, we rarely think about food deprivation. Yet we are constantly learning about foods that have become scarce or on their way to extinction. Basics like bananas and oranges are under attack … Continue reading

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Robot Saves Lives!


(Previously published in AndMagazine, January 21, 2017) Everyday robots are getting smarter. Soon, robots will soon become so smart that they will steal your job. And do it better than you ever could! But long before robots steal your job, … Continue reading

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