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Outsource's series of Top Ten articles - an assortment of humour and hard-nosed thought leadership - are now indexed here. Enjoy...

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Mar 04, 2017    0

Having previously covered the best outsourcing hip-hop artists and rock bands, we thought it was high time our Top Ten series returned to the music industry - this time, with a look at some of the greatest and most influential solo artists of the last few decades. As with all such lists, this roster is...

Dec 09, 2016    0

A couple of months back, we published our Top Ten Outsourcing Acronyms – a piece that had been a long time brewing, after we’d initially put out a call for entries the previous year. Well, as seems frequently to be the case with this series, that publication prompted a flood of new submissions, and we’re delighted to be able now to unveil a hilarious – if somewhat potty-mouthed – sequel. If you’re using any of these, you should probably think about...

Sep 06, 2016    0

Many, many moons ago we put out a call for outsourcing acronyms, humorous or otherwise, for a future Top Ten feature – and then, as submissions completely failed to flood in, we pretty much forgot about it and moved on. Until now… An odd flurry last week means we have a full complement – and very pleased we are too, as some of these are genuinely eye-opening (not to mention extremely droll). Do you know your vodka from your ZIPPO? Your Mimi from your Batgirl? Prepare to be educated,...

Jun 27, 2016    0

The world of outsourcing is a mysterious place anyway, full of bizarre practice, obscure (even obscurantist) jargon, and technology that is increasingly indistinguishable from magic - yet some parts of our shared folklore take this oddness to a whole new level of spookiness. Look beneath the surface and one finds a repository of strange tales of enigmatic events and curious characters that gives the Ancient...

May 31, 2016    0

We're all familiar with the original Seven Wonders of the World, those marvels including the Great Pyramid and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon brought together as a kind of travelers' bucket list for the ancients; probably far fewer readers, however, may be aware that there exists a parallel list of splendours enticing tourists from the global outsourcing community - and that in the spirit of adding value which permeates this space, this list numbers not a measly seven but a princely ten jaw...

Mar 11, 2016    0

For all the many successes of outsourcing, it's not all sweetness and light... As promised a couple of weeks ago, here's another installment of our Top Ten series featuring some of the most outstanding, damning, incendiary (and at times remarkably poetic) insults from the global outsourcing community. The more sensitive amongst you should look away now... 1. “When we signed the deal we...

Mar 01, 2016    0

A couple of years ago, as part of our ongoing Top Ten series we published a collection of some of the finest, most cutting terms of abuse ever heard in a professional environment (soon to be followed by a second): along with transforming the global business landscape, members of the outsourcing community certainly appear...