Sector Funds, African Diplomacy and Freelancing Schedules

by Manshu on May 27, 2011

in Links

I’ve always felt that the fear of looking stupid is a pretty big fear for most people, and that keeps us from asking many questions that we should.

I also feel that the most potent antidote for it is the knowledge that you’re not stupid, and the confidence that others will realize that sooner or later.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve asked a question knowing fully well it will sound silly. Once I was sweetly rewarded when someone followed my question by saying that she wanted to know that too, but was too scared to ask, and you could see most people in the room nod to that! It still scares me to ask questions in a room where there are more than 5 people but I’m working on it.

For this reason, I loved this incredibly simple and powerful graphic from Indexed, though from the headline, I feel that was not the original intent behind this.

Among other good stuff – Hemant has written a pretty comprehensive article on Sector Funds, and it covers a lot of aspects about them, definitely worth checking out.

I also felt really inspired by Kim’s post on how she balances freelancing with being a single mom, and thought it was a really good read.

YouTube turned 6 this week, and I was amazed to learn that it gets 6 billion page views a day! Yes, that is a b, and a day.

Two good links from Economist:

One where it weighs on India’s diplomacy measures in Africa.

And the other where it discusses where will the next 10 trillion dollars for World GDP come from?

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Kim Woodbridge May 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Tonight it occured to me while doing the dishes that my daily schedule is pretty dull – not much partying going on here πŸ˜‰

6 billion per day? One video for every person on the planet …

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Manshu May 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

I guess only a few people really have all that partying going on for them; I’m certainly not one of them, and was very impressed how organized you are πŸ™‚

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Nikita Verma May 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

I don’t know anything about sector funds or pretty much everything you write about πŸ˜€ But I’ve been scared to ask questions, the fear of looking stupid is always there πŸ™‚ Glad you’ve pointed it out .. And now I think, I should too work on it .
Btw Nice read.

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Manshu May 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

This is the happiest I’ve been on reading a comment πŸ™‚

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Hemant Beniwal May 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Hi Manshu,

Thanks for including my link in your list.

Bw this Indexed guy is awesome & more important it’s different.

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Deepak June 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

How many more days we have to miss one mint? Also if I can request you to put your schedule please..most likely it will be 24/7/365= reading πŸ™‚

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Manshu June 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

A lot of work and a little blogging fatigue set in and I decided that I will take a break and go a whole week without posting.

So just a links post this Saturday and then will get back to the one post a weekday schedule from next week onwards.

I thought of mentioning in the current post itself, but then thought no one will notice πŸ˜‰

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Deepak June 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Alrighty πŸ™ πŸ™‚ it gives me time to finish all the archives from 2006, I have to read something at OM everyday. It is I guess part of my life now.

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Manshu June 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

You’re just too kind Deepak πŸ™‚

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