Outsourcing and brain drain

April 20, 2004

It’s OK when we lure the best and the brightest away from their homelands, but it sucks when their homelands lure them back.

The problem is not the inevitable transfer of certain business functions to where they can most efficiently be performed, but the migration of the entrepreneurs and experienced workers who create the companies (and the wealth) to their ancestral homelands.

One Response to Outsourcing and brain drain

  1. The Sanity Inspector on April 24, 2004 at 11:26 am

    No need for alarm. I still remember the Brain Drain of the Seventies, when it was feared that all our best engineers would be lured away by high-paying jobs in Arab countries.
    Computer jobs can go anywhere, simply by hitting “Enter”.