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Happy 2nd birthday Horses for Sources...

May 18, 2009 | Phil Fersht

The Epsom Derby 306 posts, 1445 comments, 12,000 subscribers and 30,000 RSS-feeders later, "Horses" today makes it to 2 years' old.

There's never been much of a plan, just a platform for good discussion, sharing of ideas, and open debate on tough issues for the global sourcing industry - and all with a hint of cranky sarcasm.  And we try to keep it unbiased...

Drop me a note if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see more/less of on here - your input is always welcome.  And a special thank you to all of you who come here regularly and support this site (you know who you are).

Here are some favourite posts from the last 2 years:

Horses Exclusive: Obama to ban offshore outsourcing

The 2008 Horses Awards for Awful Outsourcing

Forget 2006, let's go back to '96 

Global business on a Knife-edge: Bonuses, H-1Bs and Naïve Protectionism 

Is it time to dump the term "outsourcing"?

Why Rick Astley should be put in charge of the US Treasury

Think before you fire: The cost of replacing IT talent 

Cost-cutting measures for troubled companies in these tough economic times 

The change imperative: it's back-to-basics time

Why not build a shared services infrastructure to support the banking sector?

Phil Fersht on service provider rankings: make the experts accountable, not faceless brands

Annoyances at work that make you cranky... 

And if a sourcing advisor was elected President...



Posted in: Absolutely Meaningless Comedy




  1. Naomi Bloom
    Posted May 18, 2009 11:39 PM | Permalink Reply

    Happy birthday and many more. Naomi

  2. Bill
    Posted May 19, 2009 12:13 AM | Permalink Reply

    Phil - thanks for the great humor and insights - you are a real credit to your profession,


  3. PAA
    Posted May 19, 2009 02:46 AM | Permalink Reply

    Attaway, Phil. Thanks for the honest and direct perspectives.

  4. Andy
    Posted May 19, 2009 04:48 AM | Permalink Reply

    Seems like longer than 2 years. Thanks for the insights Phil. Please keep them coming...


  5. Stephen Cohen
    Posted May 19, 2009 04:49 AM | Permalink Reply

    Always great to visit here over my morning coffee. Happy Birthday to you!

    Stephen Cohen

  6. Stiffler
    Posted May 19, 2009 06:31 AM | Permalink Reply

    Does this mean you are entering your terrible twos? I hope so.

  7. Jeff
    Posted May 19, 2009 09:31 AM | Permalink Reply

    Phil -

    You are a legend :) Another year please


  8. Pearlman
    Posted May 19, 2009 09:33 AM | Permalink Reply

    2 years is enough... time to shut it off now Phil :)

  9. Larry
    Posted May 20, 2009 04:57 PM | Permalink Reply

    Phil - thanks for the constant humor and great insight. But when do you find the time?


  10. Giles
    Posted May 21, 2009 07:31 AM | Permalink Reply

    2 years? that's gold watch territory for you!

  11. Anil
    Posted May 24, 2009 10:23 AM | Permalink Reply

    Valuable insights. Interesting.

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