People in China are Starving

“When I was growing up, my parents used to say to me: ‘finish your dinner – people in China are starving.’  I, by contrast, find myself wanting to say to my daughters: ‘Finish your homework – people in China and India are starving for your job.”
– Thomas Friedman

A scary thought: billions of people are after YOUR job, right now.  Studying 12+ hours a day, so they can do YOUR job, cheaper and faster.  Cheap electronics and clothing aren’t the only products of globalization.

Think the guy next to you is your competition, or maybe even the guys who went to the “good” schools?  Think again.  There are hundreds of millions of people competing with you.  Statistically, it’s almost certain someone can do your job better and probably cheaper than you.  Hope you’re figuring out how to provide more value because your current qualifications are already obsolete.