[Chugalug] David Friend of Carbonite on bringing Jobs Back

Mike Harrison cluon at geeklabs.com
Mon Oct 15 21:50:36 UTC 2012

On Mon, 15 Oct 2012, Rod-Lists wrote:
> I listening to David Friend, founder of Carbonite, on the Thom Hartmann showtalk about his experience in firing the Indian support service and bringing it back to the US.
> Here is a youtube of another interview on the same topic.

We've had discussions with a major electrical and meter manufacturer (in 
India) that wanted use to write some software for them.... We ended up 
refusing, it was not a good fit but they were very nice people and 
competent electrical engineers / manufacturers.

We asked them why they wanted a U.S, company doing what they wanted done. 
Bo$$ even said: You could get this done easily in India.

Their answer was essentially:
Done that, been there, don't want Indian programmers.


One of our "fit" issues was trying to explain the difference between 
actual encryption, and just obfuscation in number formatting. They had been told 
if it wasn't plain text, it was not a problem by their previous PhD 
software types.

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