I can't say I was surprised when I heard that Indian startup entrepreneur Kunal Bahl was touring U.S. colleges on a hunt for MBA talent for his New Delhi-based digital commerce company. ...... Some might fret over a U.S. brain drain and see the trend of graduates leaving the U.S. as another black mark against globalization. But the fact is the U.S. economy could benefit from the global seasoning that future business leaders are gaining by working abroad. "These guys may come back and probably will come back," said Bahl, who visited Stanford, Wharton, Columbia University and Northwestern University. "They'll add value to companies here."
As this trend snowballs, I expect hysteria to follow. Instead, we should be helping native graduates find their way to India or other rapidly developing countries. Working abroad is a wonderful way to develop personally.
It stands to reason that talent isn't relocating to India because US cities aren't cool enough or tolerant enough. Please, no more sticky place boondoggles. We move to improve. International migrants make great entrepreneurs. Exporting talent will spur innovation in the United States.