I have written before about my wish for our young - that they actively become part of the burgeoning Generation G around the world.
But why just our young? What about 30, 40, 50 year olds?
I was pleased to see Francisco D'Souza, who recently took over the CEO reins at Cognizant, write his vision of The Future of Globalized Services. I have had numerous occasions to deal with Francisco. Usually we are on opposite sides of the table, but he is easy to deal with, responsive, low-fuss (not sure he thinks that of me -)).
Francisco is comfortable in Africa (where he was born) or India (where he has most of his staff) or New Jersey (where he lives). He is Generation G in Generation X clothing. I predict Cognizant will have a much easier time transiting to truly global delivery because of him compared to Indian firms who talk about global delivery but primarily do it out of India.
I was also pleased to see Rusty Weston launch a site called My Global Career. I have written columns for Rusty over the years at Information Week and other publications he has edited. He too wants to bring Generation G to Generation X.
I spent much of my 20s working in different countries for PwC. And global careers were not common back then and I got lost in the HR admin shuffle a few times - so all that travel did not help my overall career back then.
As global careers become routine, may be fun to do it again.
But wait, I already have a global career looking at my Delta statement I think in big companies and small, global careers are going to be routine. Especially at small companies which are Micro-Multinationals from inception.