The excitement and scare of “alerts”

I intended to update my blog every few days and oops I find that I have not been posting stuff. My excuse, I got "scared" with the ongoing developments in the knowledge based outsourcing domain.

How did I find out ? By subscribing to "Google" alerts and "Proquest" refereed publications alert. In my scholarly world, I need to say something that is not only  new, but that builds on scholarly precedence. And never tell a scholar that anything is really new without any precedence…

Just to keep track on scholarly material coming out in the knowledge based outsourcing domain I had signed up for "alerts" from Proquest. As soon as certain keywords popped up in scholarly refereed works I would get an email summary.

Believe me this spurred me like nothing else to upgrade my American Marketing Association papers for Journal submission. Signing up for alerts is really "scaring" and motivating at the same time….

Meanwhile Google Alerts sent me five alerts in one message about various industry news in the domain. Busy time.

Alan Greenspan and “The World is Flat”

I had just happened to switch on the CSPAN televised testimony of Federal Reserve Bank Chairman , Alan Greenspan (June,9 , Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress).

It was delightful to see how each Committee Member enjoyed the opportunity of talking to the venerable Greenspan!

Somehow the MSM (Main Stream Media) has not picked up the  question someone asked Greenspan about the "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman. Alan Greenspan commented on the cover jacket picture but did not seem unduly concerned about the outsourcing question in the new global world. Greenspan  gave the impression that Americans and America would eventually find more opportunity than threat in the outsourcing phenomenon.

For me it was time to start my blog…..

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