Back to the Future

The Learning Circuits

The trends towards off-shoring, outsourcing, downsizing and capsizing indicate that by 2008 there will be about 45,000 of us left.

The Contours of of Times: Wealth

Big Dog, Little Dog

Thus, a lot of the companies are not offshoring to build better products, they are simply doing it to better their bottom lines, which under most circumstances, is simply for the wrong reason. Thus, while this present disruption of outsourcing and off-shoring is quite painful, and unfortunately not equal in nature, it does provide a scaffold for going to that next level, while at the same time, it helps to spread the wealth to other nations.

The Contours of of Times: Information, Knowledge, & Wisdom

Big Dog, Little Dog

Linear thinking gets you to a certain point, then you need some imagination to give it a good kick in the rear-end so you can start off in a new direction. Eliot's The Rock (1934) Shortly after the offshoring and outsourcing began making headline news, I heard someone say that since we went through the information age, and now that we are losing in the Knowledge Age, then it was time to go to the next one on the list -- wisdom.

The Contours of Our Times: Broadband & Intangibles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Yet this is slowly starting to slip away with offshoring. While Korea has had a lot of government intervention in creating their network of broadband, America's effort is chiefly done by commercial organizations, which is how Gilder prefers it, as although the government can lead initiatives, he believes that things really take off once they gets their hands out of it.

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Hard Finding Good Developers / Designers

Tony Karrer

from 2005 (an all time high) 79 percent of IT workers work in IT-reliant companies (health care and financial services, industries enabled by IT but not focused on IT) From 2000 to 2004, the number of incoming US undergraduates planning to major in Computer Science dropped by 60%. And off-shore is not always appropriate. I just saw a post by Karl Kapp that discusses the fact that there's a shortage of IT professionals.

G-Cube Brand Ambassador: Success Stories


He is highly ambitious sales expert who has successfully modeled great offshoring paths for big enterprises. We included offshore geographies for new business opportunities and it was tough going for the initial 12 – 18 months.

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eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Seems so long ago. :) How about 2005 ? Folksonomy (11) Knowledge (233) Off-shore (7) Leadership (44) Creative Commons (16) Back when we still had hope that folksonomy (tagging) would make sense of the flood of content. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set.