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Friday, April 25, 2008

The Dying Captives

The Economic times article quotes a Forrester study that 15% of MNC's Captives are looking for an exit strategy.

I can only say, " I told you so". I can only say that MNC's need to realize that captives in India are not to be treated under cost+ model only (which is cost of salary, infrastructure and 10% more), it creates a system where the security of Jobs shifts the focus from value creation and excitement to maintaining the status-quo.

This is by far the main reason. MNCs need to create partnerships models with the captives and let captives create their own businesses.

Control freaks will not be able to maintain captives as captives in the long run!

Travelling to US - buy a brand new laptop

The ugly side of globalization is once again visible. By the proponent to openness and freedom the United States of America. If you are planning to go to US, please leave your laptop at home. Not only that, leave your palmtop, mobile phone with camera pictures at home, as US Fed Agencies have all the right to back-up our data as you land in US.

This is the depth of ridiculousness. You dont believe this. Well here are the gory details at this link.
Just give you the travel advisory anway :
Travel advisory
Do not carry any confidential, personal information
In case the laptop also serves as your major home computer, get another one for travel


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