Outsourcing for Radical Change: A Bold Approach to Enterprise Transformation

Outsourcing for Radical Change: A Bold Approach to Enterprise Transformation

Outsourcing for Radical Change: A Bold Approach to Enterprise Transformation

Outsourcing for Radical Change: A Bold Approach to Enterprise Transformation

Excerpt

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write a book. This desire, like a fat, patient hen, has sat perched on my dream list—a short list of deep aspirations that keep watch over me. This item was in good company. I wanted to earn my doctorate. I did. I wanted to have wonderful children. They are amazing. I didn't want to hit my children. I didn't. Not once. I wanted to write a book. Now I have.

Many business books are not really written by the people whose names are on the front cover. That's not the case here. I worked with many wonderful colleagues during the process of researching this book, and I am indebted to them for their contributions, but I couldn't check it off my dream list unless I wrote it myself. So I did.

The story of how this book came to be is full of false starts and surprises. It actually starts with a house. I don't know how it got there, but this beautiful house appeared in my head one day. It was actually more than a house. It was a whole vignette. Picture yourself standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. It's dark and stormy. Waves are crashing. Thunder and lightning roll over the rumbling ocean. Wagner is playing in the background. You turn around slowly. There you see a house perched on the hill behind you. It's all lit up, and its warm glow wraps its arms around you and brings you home. It brings you home to write.

So I decided to build the house. My husband-to-be graciously drove . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.