As many of you close to me already know, after 14 years in the analyst and management consulting community, I am going to take a little break and make a few changes.

I'd like to thank publicly AMR Research for a wonderful couple of years, where I got to spar with some great people, service more clients that I care to remember, and have a lot of fun bantering with so many of you who frequent the Horses.  I'd especially like to mention some great analysts with whom I'd had the pleasure of working: Dana Stiffler, John Hagerty, Simon Jacobson, Bruce Richardson and Mickey North-Rizza – a real credit to the analyst industry (and will, hopefully, be featured here in the future).  I'd also like to thank Helen Scott for her sheer perseverance… 

If you're wondering how to get hold of me, you can always mail me here. Onwards and upwards my friends -:)

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  1. Posted September 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Phil –

    The very best of luck wherever you are headed.

    Donna Lehman
    PR for PreVisor, etc.

  2. Stephen Cohen
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    Best wishes with whatever you do next Phil… just keep the posts coming -:)


  3. Jim
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    The “Phil Fersht” brand lives on regardless. I know I reflect the views of many that you are a real CREDIT to our industry,


  4. Peter Allen
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    It’s just a matter of time, Phil! We’ll hear from you again in short order … I am confident. Best wishes.

  5. Posted October 1, 2009 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    All the best in all future endeavors.

  6. Dan
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    So the analyst industry loses Stephanie Moore, Ray Wang and now you? Simply put, you were the best analyst in the sourcing space by a long way… whomever gets you is one lucky firm,


  7. Brian Ellis
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink


    All the best for the future. This blog has become a cornerstone in the industry, and I sincerely hope you continue the great work, wherever you land,


  8. Alan
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Phil – you are a credit to your profession. Thanks for the great insights and long may they continue,


  9. Dave S.
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 11:47 am | Permalink


    Thanks for all your great insights over the years… like many of the sentiments here, we all hope you continue to dazzle us with your style and intelligence.

    The outsourcing industry needs you -:)


  10. Gaurav
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    You’ve single-handedly brought the power of blogging and social media to the sourcing industry. Am sure whatever you decide to do next in your career, you will continue to grow your influence and following,


  11. Posted October 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Hey Phil,
    Best of luck in your next move. Looking forward to hearing back from you, soon.

  12. Stiffler
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Miss you already, little buddy. Onward and upward, indeed! See you at Secret Sourcing World Headquarters soon.

  13. Richard
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink


    I think these sentiments expressed here underline how important you are to the sourcing industry. Please come back soon :)


  14. Anxious to know
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    So are you going to keep us in suspense, or actually tell us what you’ll be doing?

  15. Posted October 1, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Ahh, Phil…we are REALLY going to miss you. Best of luck in your new endeavor.

    Rosemary Coates
    Blue Silk Consulting

  16. Posted October 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Permalink


    Firstly, thanks for these really nice sentiments. Completely unwarranted, but appreciated.

    Secondly, I am not going to fall off a cliff… I will still be here churning out the occasional piece. Just because my day-job will be different doesn’t mean I won’t be blogging and annoying people.

    Thirdly: thanks for all of those well wishes that were sent to me over email. Means a lot :)

    Peace out,


  17. Posted October 2, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink


    the industry can’t have a star analyst like you sit around too long! Best of luck on future gigs and keep focused on the current one at hand. That one costs the most but pays the biggest dividends.

    R “Ray” Wang
    Altimeter Group

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