The future often takes a while to catch up with the present /

indexI know this is a tad self-indulgent, but I do love it when something I’ve suggested a few years ago finally finds its time and place…

“A few weeks ago, Smithink conducted an interesting workshop in Melbourne on “Outsourcing”.

Kane Munro of Deloitte delivered the key-note address “A real world experience of utilising outsourcing”.

In his presentation, Munro referred to an article in the Charter Magazine in 2012 by Morris Miselowski, a futurist: “By 2020, relationships between organisations, people and service providers will be far more intimate. Accountants will be part of an individual’s advisory group, and statutory requirements will be outsourced to some other country or person – that’s a fundamental shift.”

Kane also indicated that accountants are facing increased competition from a number of sources, including accountants who have already embarked on outsourcing, as they now have cheaper operating costs. In some instances, accountants who are outsourcing are utilising their cheaper operating costs to successfully market their services to clients of accountancy businesses which are not offering services at a lower rate”. reprinted from

Moral of the story: Don’t be too eager to say “never”, instead try using “not yet”.

The Future of Work – Radio 6PR Perth

In this weeks segment Jason Jordan of Perth’s 6PR and Morris chat about the changing workplace, a survey that reveals that people spend 4 hours a day actually WORKING, in and outsourcing, the price of an IT worker in India, great websites like 99designs and so much more… Recorded live 7 March 2009

6PR’s Tod Johnson and Morris Miselowski discuss Morris’s top 10 predictions for 2009

In his regular segment Tod and Morris discuss Morris’s annual list of top 10 business predictions for 2009. They talk about the naughty hippies, cautious consumers, self made media, playing nicely together on line, in and outsourcing, Gen Y and much more. Recorded live 27th Dec 2008.