Upwork: Techniques for Time Management

There are several platforms on the Internet that allow you to work as a freelance professional. One of the most widely recognized in the world is a website known as Upwork. Upwork was created as a rebranding effort in 2015 by parent company Elance. The company is based out of California and has managed to create a reputation for itself as one of the largest freelance platforms in the world. Every year over 3 million jobs are posted, and a total of $1 billion is exchanged on the platform. In total there are 12 million professional freelancers registered with the site as well as 5 million business clients. In addition to their freelance platform, they also have a blog where they publish material related to productivity.

In a recent post by the company, they discuss several techniques that you can use in order to enhance the results that you get by using a to-do list. Upwork states that one of the biggest pitfalls of a to-do list is that individuals do not know how to organize them effectively.

In order to effectively organize a task list, it is important that you learn how to create a proper task list in the first place. Whenever you are in the process of creating a task list, it is useful to dump everything in your brain onto a single common piece of paper. There are two effects from this. One everything in your head can be put into writing which can eliminate distracting thoughts in the future. In addition, by having all of this information in one single place, you do not have to spend time looking for where the information is located.

Once you have all of the information on a piece of paper, you can then go about organizing the tasks. The most effective method of organization is by ranking them in order of priority. As you work your way through the list from the most important to the least, you can take time to reevaluate some of the items that are on your list. You will often find that sometimes you have items on the list that do not need to be done.

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Categories: Management

Sahm Adrangi on the Lead As Kerrisdale Capital Management Raises $100M in Record Time

Sahm Adrangi is among the most daring hedge fund managers the investment world has ever known. Among the daring projects he has undertaken in recent times was in April last year when he led his company- Kerrisdale Capital Management- in raising funds for an unnamed public company. Within a short duration, Adrangi managed to raise well over $100 million from investors who were interested in placing their bets against the single stock. The funds were being channeled into a co-investment fund which was targeted to hit $10 billion. As for the company in which Kerrisdale wanted to invest in, sources indicated that it was to be unveiled in a matter of months from April last year.

Raising the Funds

Raising such a huge amount is not a kid’s play especially because Kerrisdale Capital Management is just a small investment management firm. With the investment genius as CIO, however, the New York City-based firm has what it takes to do even the unimaginable. An insider revealed to Reuters that Adrangi was writing emails to America’s top investors seeking to popularize his initiative and they were responding well. He also used the emails to share more on the insights he had about the company he sought to invest in.

To achieve its objective, Kerrisdale had to come up with a campaign plan. Adrangi appointed Shane Wilson, an experienced analyst at the company, to work with him in coming up with an effective campaign. The duo compiled relevant reports about the company, designed an informative and updated company website, and convincing videos; all these were to be used as campaign material. An anonymous insider reported to Reuters that the progress was good as at April 2016, with the fund having already bought some stock in the unnamed company.

About Sahm

Sahm Adrangi has been a financial expert since he graduated in 2003, having completed a B.A Economics degree at Yale University. He then gained investment experience by working for Deutch Bank and Chanin Capital Ventures as an analyst.

Before founding Kerrisdale Capital Management in April 2009, Adrangi was working as an analyst at Longacre Fund Management LLC. He had joined Longacre in April 2007.

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