Monday, January 30, 2006

Entrepreneur Magazine Column "Global Village"

In Entrepreneur

Here's my latest global business column for Entrepreneur magazine: "American Outcast." You can find all columns in the lower right side panel of the blog.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog. May you all live a long and happy life.
(Chinese Astrology - 2006, the Fire Dog)

Warm wishes,

Monday, January 23, 2006

China Overtakes U.S. As IT Export Leader


For the first time, China has overtaken the United States as the world's leading exporter of information and communications technology (ICT) goods.

Read the article and find out more about the new study issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) here.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Going Global: Outsource the Outsourcing

In Inc.

By now, nearly everyone understands the logic of offshoring. Why keep noncore functions in-house when you can contract them out to lower-cost providers overseas? Less obvious is how to put that understanding into practice -- that is, how do you actually create a global organization able to operate across multiple time zones and tricky cultural and linguistic divides?

Find out here.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

IT Without Borders


As domestic opportunities are conquered and financial and labor markets internationalize, the search for growth has gone global. IT strategy is at the forefront.

Read the article here.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Outsourcing Santa?

Did anyone else experience this?  A wink and thanks over to the folks at Bluedog Design ( for tipping us off on this.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Abridged Borderbuster 1/5/06


If you are not a subscriber to Borderbuster, here's a glimpse of what you missed this month:

1. Welcome From The Publisher
2. Feedback From Our Readers
3. China, China, China*
4. Business and Cultural Tips: Have Some Fun!*
5. Tracking Non-English Online Populations*
6. How I Went Global: Ongoing Series // Nicewords UK!
7. A Reader Asks: Q&A*
8. Everybody Loves a Freebie -- repeat: FREE OFFER*
9. The Hard Questions About Outsourcing
10. A Wake-up Call From Asia*
11. A Foreign Affair*
12. Blog World: Lost in Translation*
13. Laurel’s New e-Book: “GODZILLA Global Marketing!”
14. Take A Walk On The Wild Side (TAWOTWS)*
15. Wind Behind Your Sail*
16. Miscellany*

*Indicates exclusive to Borderbuster subscribers only.

Sample section:

*Subscriber Exclusive*

If you think competitors in China, India and other emerging economies will settle for low-value-added, high-labor-content jobs forever -- or even the near future -- you'd better wake up. Are you directing your company into head-to-head competition with massive numbers of these new, lower-cost companies, whether high-tech, low-tech or anywhere in between? Have you determined how to integrate your company into a global supply chain that increasingly includes your low-cost colleagues? If not, you are at risk of becoming irrelevant.

To read the article, visit: IndustryWeek


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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Going Global: The Hard Questions About Outsourcing

In Inc.

Should you do it yourself, or should you pay someone else to do it for you? That is the fundamental question of outsourcing. The question assumes that you have already determined that the work needs to be done; the only issue is who best to do it.

Find out here.

Happy New Year! May you bust every border on the planet!