David Sims' "India Versus China" Thoughts
In an article written this morning for TMCnet by David Sims, he notes he'd lay his money on India, not China, to be the Next Great Thing. He write, "The three main reasons, of course, are that India is a) a widely Anglophone democracy operating under the rule of law, b) serious about protecting property and intellectual rights, and c) highly entrepreneurial. China is none of those nor ever will be, and you can’t name a significant long-term world economic power in the last hundred years who’s not at least two out of those three."
All I can say is "Right on, David."
In casual talks about business with colleagues and friends, when the topic of China comes up, I feel like I'm howling at the wind. Does anyone remember that China is still a communist country with a dismal human rights record? Remember? Communism? Chairman Mao and all?
India is a democratic nation. It operates under English Common Law. Its court system makes sense to Westerners. It likes us.
In terms of call centers...you think your customers can't understand Indian agents? Do you really believe that Chinese agents are going to be an improvement? How, exactly?
What if the political situation between the U.S. and China (always touchy) deteriorates in the next 10 years? What's going to happen to U.S. investments there? You think you'll get them back?
Things to think about.
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