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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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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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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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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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Can Trump Bring Jobs Back To America?


(Previously Published in AndMagazine, 11/21/2016) During an election, politicians make promises. But after the election, we find out what truly matters. Their track record gives us clues, but, as pundits have pointed out, President-Elect Trump lacks a track record. He’s … Continue reading

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