Was it really that believable?

April 02, 2009 | Phil Fersht

I'm still getting emails / tweets and calls from all sorts of people wanting to talk about the "sensational news" yesterday, on what was a record traffic day on the Horses.  And if I haven't already made it plain enough, it was an April Fools joke.  And while it was kinda funny, what hit home was how believable the story was. 

Yes, protectionism already is the number one impediment to outsourcing growth over the next few months, but we're never going down anything like the crazy lines outlined in the post.  What's nervy, however, in this era of rapid change, is the fact that so many people fell hook, line and sinker for that little prank.  It made me realize how prepared so many people are for sensational changes to their way of life.  And if you feel I went too far I do apologize, but everyone seems to have taken this in a good spirit.  I really feel we need a sense of humor and a few laughs to help out out of this tough time...Lou Dobbs


The soon-to-be-appointed head of the outsourcing disciplinary committee

Posted in: Absolutely Meaningless ComedyBusiness Process Outsourcing (BPO)IT Outsourcing / IT Services

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  1. Bill Huber
    Posted Apr 02, 2009 06:53 PM | Permalink Reply

    Newt wasn't the only speaker at SIG! Here are some highlights from Phil's presenation:


  2. Phil Fersht
    Posted Apr 04, 2009 10:29 PM | Permalink Reply

    Thanks for the plug Bill. Great posts from the show,


  3. Esteban Herrera
    Posted Apr 06, 2009 11:18 PM | Permalink Reply

    I for one always appreciate your humour--but you did surface the issue of protectionism in a really pointed way... well done!

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