Why? Because while my company does do business in the US, I despise US workers - who are generally a bunch of self-important, entitled brats who think they are God's gift to development. The worst part? They are simply lazy. My God are Americans lazy. Show up at 8:45... leave at 4:15... hour and half lunch.. sitting around surfing the Internet all day while finding a few minutes here and there to do some work in between facebook posts.
Is that you, Vineet Nayar? Racial prejudice against Westerners is OK, is it?
You go around telling the executives of big businesses that their staff are lazy, spoilt, expensive and unproductive and that you have a magic silver bullet to cure the problem: hoards of young, enthusiastic (naieve and exploitable hungry and poor) Indians with fantastic educations willing to do the work for a fifth of the cost of the Western staff! And it's all under the world's most modern management! They're empowered!
How could it possibly fail?
Because it's only half true. They may be young, hungry and ambitious, dazzled by Western corporate brands and desperate to make an impression but they are straight out of college, have no experience, are learning everything from scratch, posted to a foreign country on meager living expenses away from their families for months at a time. They are expected to acquire institutional and professional knowledge from large teams of mature professional engineers in a handful of weeks and to be productive straight away.
Every corner is cut. Design? No. Testing? No. Compiling code? No (you really have to experience this to believe it). Unit tests? Why bother, we are super-Indians and never make mistakes like you stupid fat, lazy westerners... And that would take time.... Documentation? No. Listening to instructions? No (just smile and nod and ignore).
And the company has no interest in delivering more "value" than the bare minimum to maximise its profit and future income stream.
And we're starting work on a similar project for one of your major competitors. No, of course none of the knowledge we gained from your project will be used in your competitor's project...We promise. We are professional and world-class.