Terry’s takeaway 2016-11-22

"The truth is you often get exactly that what you pay for and travelling the globe to see somebody's bedroom is not good use of funds."

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A cultural weekend away with my second family

Once a year a multicultural group of over 45 work colleagues arrive in a secret city location to engulf themselves in the culture of that locale. Leading up to the event there is a series of clues released, by the organising committee, with the final reveal around 3 to 4 weeks in advance of the arrival … Continue reading A cultural weekend away with my second family

Stemming the rot of commoditization

I have been toying with the idea of whether to post this blog for some time now... It was drafted a few months back when I was sat at a crossroads about what to do with my career.  The localization industry hasn't been particularly kind to me in recent times and I found myself doubting … Continue reading Stemming the rot of commoditization

Building with BRICS & MORTAR

If we reach back into our childhood, we'll probably all be able to remember the story about the Three Little Pigs:  House of Straw, House of Sticks and then a House of Bricks.  The moral of this story runs deep within me and building using bricks and mortar is in the very fabric of my DNA. … Continue reading Building with BRICS & MORTAR

Using an e-auction to select your LSP will seriously affect their margin!

I have been involved in a number of multilingual tenders over the years and have recently been reviewing them to see if there are any emerging trends.  I came across a raft of statements during this process and some of which quite frankly annoyed me.  I will paraphrase three of them to give you an indication … Continue reading Using an e-auction to select your LSP will seriously affect their margin!

Quality Resolution Handbook for the Localization Industry

In some of the follow-up conversations I've been conducting since Localization World I have come across a huge disparity between what is acceptable quality from a linguistic point of view and what is acceptable quality from a client's perspective.  The disparity widened even further when we opened up the conversation about the subject matter and further … Continue reading Quality Resolution Handbook for the Localization Industry