"It's the complete opposite of your circadian rhythms," Christian says and laughs. "When I get up, they're still going and still having the same conversations I left them with the night before, just progressed."
Rampant globalization has created well-documented opportunities and challenges for American companies and workers. Businesses large and small are able to chase new orders across international borders today.
In 2009, about 636,000 Californians worked for foreign companies, representing nearly 11 percent of the total Americans employed by foreign affiliates, according to the
Investors from one burgeoning overseas source,
The result is a growing class of transnational telecommuters, like Christian. They leverage advances in communications and data technology to develop complex software, manage factories or coordinate global marketing campaigns with colleagues who might be thousands of miles away and 15 hours ahead.
"It's like breathing now, having teammates across the world," says
She should know.
It is even listed on the
Here's a look at how three other people in
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