I spend at least 30 minutes per week thinking about what aspects of my job could be outsourced...and then aggressively seeking to eliminate them.
Last week, I found an opportunity.
We manage a list of customers to approach with offers. Some of the data (main phone numbers, etc.) was incorrect.
As it turns out, there is a member of our virtual team who is based in the Philippines. I pinged him and said, "Hey, do you know of a company that could help us with this? This task seems outsourceable." (He's got a different role).
Fast forward 3 days and the job is being done by folks in Manila.
My brother, Asher, gave a great presentation on some mega-trends, like outsourcing, at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the UMD business center. View it here.
Along these lines, a friend of mine told me that his brother is serving as an apprentice to become a plumber. I don't live in a socio-economic strata where this type of work is common, associating mostly with professional/white-collar class individuals.
I heard this and my first reaction was,"well, that's certainly one job that can't be outsourced."
What's valued and what's not is going to change....
I'm looking for a CPA in India to prep my taxes. Why not?