Millennial is just another label. There are many other conditions beyond generational factors that perhaps define what makes people similar or different but, in the end, there is no real generational gap between any of us. Age is a continuum. It maybe just seems useful to make a distinction between different generations because it allows us to put people in convenient boxes, easy to label. But from an applied perspective, there are many more considerations that unite rather then divide us. Our goals are similar regardless if we are 80 or 20 years old, even if how we want to achieve them differs. The best way we have found to work with millennials, baby-boomers and all other generations is to put people in mixed work groups. This way, remaining differences become useful and everyone can work toward the same target.
We are ready to embrace new and greener automotive technologies. Unfortunately, Mexico’s infrastructure is not prepared. Other countries are already experiencing a technological transformation as gasoline and diesel consumption declines while methanol, electricity and hybrid alternatives grow. In advanced economies, it will take 10 to 12 years for these new technologies to become a key part of their industry but in Mexico it will take the same time for these technologies to start permeating the market. There are benefits in owning an electric or hybrid car, including no ownership tax and less gasoline expenditure, but the initial investment to acquire one of these models is still too high. If the government does not offer fiscal benefits for leasing eco-friendly solutions, this market will not grow. Limiting deductibility in leasing is frankly retrograde and Mexico is the only country in the world with such regulations.
CRE offers young professionals the possibility to leave their mark on the country and contribute to its future growth. Mexico’s reforms have laid the groundwork to increase the country’s competitiveness. It is a critical moment in our history. The Energy Reform allows new ways of developing the country’s most vulnerable regions. We can transform Mexico’s southeastern states into economic powerhouses just by supplying natural gas to them. The electricity sector’s reform has not attracted as much attention as that for hydrocarbons but it is probably the most powerful for boosting the country’s economic development. Energy has the potential to change Mexicans’ way of living for the better. It can create new jobs and give young Mexicans a wider range of options for the future. CRE is an important part of creating a strong energy industry to transform the country’s social structure.