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Offshoring backlash rises as layoffs mount

3/23/2009 04:00 AM EDT
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JIn
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JIn   10/6/2009 7:38:36 PM
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Dummies! I wonder why it took whole 10 years for a professor in Harvard to raise this question, and the stupid guys in Wall Street to figure out a country with just an empty shell-no meat has no bargaining chips in business either. Let along the innovation, the whole livelihood of this country is in danger. I have been talking like this for 8 years. Since the very beginning of outsource MOVEMENT. I am no economist, no policy makers. But I know that since the dawn of civilization, people have to hold on to their IP and know-how to get competition edge. My grandpa in China will die to keep his Chinese medicine recipe to the family and not to give away. If the manufacturing process will give up the protection, he will be a fool to outsource. As simple as this. I knew how strong US was when I came here for engineering study 25 years ago. And we all know how bad it is today. The leading Si process is mostly in Asia. Design also begin to lose edge. The Wall Street is selling this country for 10 years. They used to dream they can do it forever. The current crisis is the end of this country selling. We are full of dummies who can make up funny stories of making big money, but there is no bases. Just use your common sense. Why it took Harvard to study this? Was it the "elite" of Harvard business school bunch who used to think they can control the world and boss the industry to outsource to save a penny of cost difference? Oh, now somebody in Harvard realize there might be something wrong with the ASSUMPTION of the theory? Dummies, Dummies, Dummies!

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honnhan   3/27/2009 4:48:20 AM
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I wonder if most software developers are gone to other countries, do we still need engineering managers? So, decision makers, stop buying IBM's products and services! Why should our young people majoring in computer science or electronics in college if jobs like those from IBM go oversea? So, decision makers, ask your sons and daughters spend $100,000 USD obtaining BA in psychology, sociology, dancing, and the art of posting ads on Craigslist now. :-)

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aarunaku   3/24/2009 3:15:24 AM
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If you make the entire country into a salesperson with no buyers inside, obviously jobs will be gone. Stop encouraging too much of sales and marketing and focus on innovation to keep the talent within the country. All we have now is a bunch of overqualified sales people in abundance and you know the outcome of such one. Not just that, look at the number of MBAs and the number of universities that grant MBAs these days, even they have made a lot of money by selling degrees at high price tag. We need a revolution that built the nation post second world war, not the IRAQ war!!

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