Wouldn't it had been something if there had been some sort of interactive journal during the Great Depression, where we could have truly experienced the emotions of the time, peoples' ideas for change, the stark contrasts between desperation and hope?
It's been a geniune privelege to have hosted these emotional debates throughout the entire Great Recession of 2008-9. It's incredible how attitudes have changed over these tough months - I don't know about you, but I feel a little wiser as a result - and the great interaction I have enjoyed and observed with so many of you, has made this all possible.
Here's the whole story of the Great Recession and it's impact on the global sourcing industry (in chronological order):
The Wall Street Mess and the Outsourcing Industry... early thoughts
Why not build a shared services infrastructure to support the banking sector?
How the credit crunch will affect Britain
Can Obama turn the USA into a competitive sourcing location?
Why Rick Astley should be put in charge of the US Treasury
Why these are good times for the outsourcing industry
How should companies approach outsourcing in this economy?
Investing in the right vehicles for change
Getting the fundamentals right
The change imperative: it's back-to-basics time
Can flagging industries be replaced by BPO services?
Emerging from the rubble of 2008: BPO has a breakthrough year
Preparing for '09: It IS time to dump the term "Outsourcing"
After the wake-up call: time to focus on our young talent
Mumbai events test appetite for offshore
What goes around comes around
Are we demonstrating value?
Time to put banking executives on trial?
Is the call center finally coming back onshore?
Think before you fire: The cost of replacing IT talent
Think before your retain: is IT impeding many companies' survival in this economy?
Forget 2006, let's go back to '96
Everything will change
Global business on a Knife-edge: Bonuses, H-1Bs and Naïve Protectionism
Where should outsourcing vendors invest their marketing dollars in this climate?
Why protectionism is failing
The politics of offshoring: all talk, no action
White water canoeing with Newt Gingrich
Horses Exclusive: Obama to ban offshore outsourcing
Why the lay-off culture is far more damaging than offshoring
It’s time for disruption, not stagnation
Exclusive: Outsourcing poised to rebound
Outsourcing drivers in today's climate: large companies want to globalize, mid-sized companies seek expertise
Shaping your career in this sourcing industry
The next stage of industry development: Co-learning partnerships, not mega-mergers
Who's looking out for the US business these days?
Is this "2001 all over again" for outsourcing?
Captive sell-offs: good for innovation, good for employment
Is this a good climate to take a career "risk"? Or is it riskier staying where you are?
Crash and Learn: is TPI's "quartus horribilis" reflective of the sourcing industry at large?
The future of the sourcing industry: DNA and industry knowledge trump scale
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Buyers' Sourcing Best Practices, Captives and Shared Services Strategies