Many have asked: "What's up with the lack of content, Peter?"
So, the long gap in postings has not been for lack of thoughts, opinions, perspectives, or ideas. Rather, I am debating the merits of continuing to host this personal blog.
Friends such as Phil Fersht have shown that one can represent a company and still maintain a personal line-of-banter with industry colleagues. I admire him for that. As for me ... I'm not yet sure.
In the interim, while I wrestle with this question, please know that I am more engrossed in the machinations of the IT Services industry than ever before. I spent this past week in India - Delhi and Mumbai - with colleagues and industry acquaintances. The annual NASSCOM conference in Mumbai was bigger than ever, and full of the customary bravado about growth of outsourcing and offshoring.
I gave a speech as part of a panel on "non-linear business models." The essence of my opinion/perspective was that we're entering a period that has the potential to equal that of the dot-com era in terms of innovation and value-creating business models. And, I think there are better chances for sustainability of growth today than we saw in the 2000-era.
Why am I so optimistic? I see a confluence of events/trends that seem to be coming together at just the right time - if the recession is truly over.
I guess I ought to explain, huh? OK ... I'll post that logic thesis tomorrow.