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CEO of Deal Architect, a top advisory boutique recognized in The Black Book of Outsourcing, author of a widely praised book on technology enabled innovation, The New Polymath, prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation at New Florence, New Renaissance and about waste in technology at Deal Architect.  Previously Analyst  at Gartner, Partner with PwC Consulting. Keynoted at many business and technology conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and other executive and technology publications.

One response to “Globalization 2.0 – Taking it Global”

  1. jake_leone

    Let’s talk some truth.

    Most H-1b visas (more than half) are being used by Offshore Outsourcing companies, in order to facilitate the replacement of U.S. workers (Green card holders and citizens), with labor provided by Offshore Outsourcing companies. This isn’t about competition, because the American workers are never given a chance to compete for their job. The Offshore Outsourcing companies have internal directives, to never hire an American. The resumes of qualified U.S. workers are completely ignored by these companies, that’s discrimination, and the American people need to fully understand how the H-1b visa is actually being used.

    Several, recent, high profile cases have come to light. Where better qualified, more experienced workers at Disney, Emblem Health, Southern California Edison were forced to train their inexperienced, lesser skilled, H-1b replacement. The Americans were never given a chance to take a pay-cut, no it was planned this way in order to decrease competition for jobs from native workers (and that is what crony capitalism gets you in the United States). The one CEO washes the back of the Offshore Outsourcing company CEO. It’s dirty, it is anti-capitalist.

    But it has been going on, in tens-of-thousands of cases involving the H-1b visa, for the last 25 years.

    It winds up hurting the U.S. economy by causing a loss of jobs, to less efficient drawn out systems. Outsourcing actually winds up not saving anything, as the maintenance costs soon start kicking in. It is far better to ask workers to take a pay-cut, so the CEO can make the case for the increased bonus with the board. This way the workers can maintain their homes, until the market decides where they should be working. But CEO’s don’t see it this way, as if they can make friends with another CEO, it means political capital.

    And instead the U.S. allows monopolistic tactics and discrimination to rule U.S. labor market. Never forget H-1b was written by lobbyists working for those same crony-Anti-capitalists, and that is just INSANE.

    And let me make this clear, H-1b is Anit-Capitalist, because it creates an indentured class of worker, thereby bypassing the normal free market for labor in the United States. The U.S. was not capitalist, until the 13th amendment (the one that ended slavery). Before the 13th amendment, the U.S. was feudalistic country. A Free-Labor market is as much a part of Capitalism, as is free capital. The ability of a person to tell their employer, to take this job and shove-it, is a critical part of American capitalism, without it, we are feudalists.

    The letters between Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt, clearly show that some CEO’s would rather have their businesses in country where workers are tied to their job. They are phony liberals and libertarians, and we shouldn’t be listening to them, until they get their minds and hearts in order.

    (just google “Eric Schmidt Steve jobs swapping trial”)

    And frankly there is no “Free-Trade” between the U.S., China, and India. All of these countries heavily tariff goods (the U.S. does the least tariffing). China, even with deadly smog and pollution, tarriffs Tesla automobiles more than 30%, it is completely insane that they do this. But let’s make it clear China does not Free Trade, and we should do everything we can to get them to actually start practicing Free-Trade. Including hard-persuasion, because it has been show that when countries refuse to cooperate on trade, you should not-counter by giving the other country all of your jobs. You should stop-cooperating for a while, until change happens in the country that refuses to Free Trade, Clearly, China is one of those countries, we should start the discussions on trade with them.

    We should not fool ourselves that there is some kind of “Globalism” movement. Globalism does not in fact even exist. The only thing we actually have are hand-shake agreements for free trade between countries, and those agreements have no real enforcement, other then to throw them away from time-to-time, in order to get the other countries (which never really abided by them anyway) to actually live up to their word.

    That’s reality, sorry if I am bursting anyone’s bubble on this one.