Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Indian Outsourcing and Martial Arts

In most societies, black belts train white belts but this doesn't hold true in Indian Outsourcing...

Does Cognizant, Wipro, Accenture, TCS, Infosys or Satyam have anyone on staff that could be considered a technical IT black belt? Reality says that you get thousands of white belts who go into battle and simply wear down their enemy and skill isn't required. At best, a white belt is trained by one or two yellow belts who only know a little more than them. Of course, sooner or later you will figure out how to break a board while not injuring yourself.

Reality says that skill isn't important but the ceremony around the colors of one's belt are. In most martial arts, white belts don't get an opportunity to learn bad habits from other juniors and the black belts are forced out of the rut they can get into when they're at the stage of continual refinement rather than raw learning...

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