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    Nobody pays me to write any of the copy on my blog, and should I ever have the good fortune that they do, I will declare it. My main employment is as the owner and principal of The Future Place consultancy. The Future Place provides two key services 1) training and services to industry and academic bodies and 2) consultancy services to companies. The details of the companies I work with are a private matter, but if I blog about any company who has paid The Future Place more than expenses recently (approx. two years) I will mention that they are a client. I hold equity in Virtual Surveys and provide consulting services to them from time to time. I am paid to run courses for a number of trade bodies and over the last few years clients have included ESOMAR, AMSRS, MRS, and MRIA.

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I agree with that it really hurt to be protectionist. It is similar to being selfish in a sense that you focus only on helping your country. But there's no wrong to that.


If we require transparency for 'offshoring' then we need transparency for 'outsourcing' period. Mr Anderson's reference to industry's 'dirty little secret' verges upon racism. As a research client I would be offended to see such a symbol. Mr Anderson appears to discredit a valuable service to this industry.

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Hi MarketResearcher, sorry if I did not make it clear that I am a member of ESOMAR, and like ALL members of ESOMAR I vote for the ESOMAR representatives and vote on various procedures that govern what ESOMAR does and does not do. I have no greater say than any other member, nor any less say.
Membership of ESOMAR is not open to everybody, it is only open to people who agree to abide by its code of conduct and who adhere to certain ethical guidelines.


Some nerve for you to suggest what might or not be appropriate for ESOMAR members

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