Author Archives: Chris Niccolls

Back To The Future… Of Outsourcing!


To understand the future, it often helps to examine the past. The past may not have all our answers, but we often find useful models that can be repurposed in new ways. Turn back the clock one hundred years, and … Continue reading

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Ready For The New Normal… In Weather?


Sex, politics and the weather. Until someone can figure out which bathroom school kids can use, or until EVERY NIGHT isn’t a new story about dysfunctional politics in Washington… I’ll just talk about something non-controversial. Like the weather. I mean, … Continue reading

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Everyone Into The Cloud!


(Previously published in Outsource Magazine, 9/8/2017) Outsourcers fear that the coming Robot Revolution. Robots and A.I.s will wipe out traditional outsourcing… or so you have been told! The reality is that the technologies behind the Robot Revolution will create the … Continue reading

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The Trump Conundrum: American Jobs vs. Good Jobs vs. American Made


Candidate Trump told America that he would bring back, “Good, well-paying jobs, with benefits.”  Which is what we want. We don’t just want low paying jobs without time off or health benefits. However, as Trump has learned, just the health … Continue reading

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7 Lessons Ted Cruise Can Learn From Hurricane Harvey


“Super hurricane” Harvey ended just two weeks ago, and the next super hurricane… Irma… is headed straight for Florida. Storm of the Century? We’ve suffered through so many superstorms that have caused multi-billion dollar damage… Katrina ($108 billion), Sandy ($75 … Continue reading

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More News About MiFID II


In the 21st century, Wall Street has faced repeated crises, each of which each followed the same pattern. At first, the impending problem is ignored by all except a few experts, in specialty publications. A few months before the problem … Continue reading

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Countdown To Armageddon: MiFID II Arrives!


Change is on the way… BIG change! On January 3rd, 2018, MiFID II takes effect. MiFID was designed to make the global markets more transparent, but one seemingly innocent new rule could blow the markets apart. Starting January 3rd, Equity … Continue reading

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