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Working for someone else is a nightmare. Try freelancing!

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Do you feel like you aren’t ever in control? Working for someone else is a nightmare where that is the reality. You can be fired on a whim, or if business slows down. Additionally, the boss might never let you have a chance to do anything fun or work your way up the ladder. Running your own business puts you in the drivers seat, but what are the risks?

I run my own business, and unfortunately, there is so much you have to know and do, that it is about four times as difficult as having a job. On a brighter note, you will learn much more quickly if you have your own business. Those who have a job just have to do one or more task every day and do it well. This is easier to master, but can be boring, and might not pay well. As a business owner you have to know how to do your main task, market yourself, manage your business, handle accounting, deal with programmers, artists, designers, writers, and more. You will have twenty things you have to know how to handle to a certain extent. What a burden. Next, you’ll have to learn how to hire people to handle some of the tasks you need to do. The problem is, that if you can’t do a particular task, how will you know how to hire someone for that particular task?

So are you more in control with your own business or a job? The answer is that if you can handle owning your own business, stay afloat, and make a living, you are more in control. But, most people can’t handle it. But, what can most people handle?

How about being a freelancer? There are so many really good freelancer sites out there these days that rate freelancers and let you read the ratings. Tons of people are doing programming and social media freelancing, writing articles, answering phones, and more. Being a freelancer you need to know how to get paid on time and how to do one thing. If you want more control in your life — be a freelancer. If business gets rough, you can always lower your rates. And you might lose a client here and there, but you can get another one to take their place. If you lose a job, you are just out on the street.

So, now after reading this article, you now know how to be in control. The most important thing is to do good work so your customers feel in control. Good luck!

Solid business practices never change

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Solid business practices never change. You can learn new technology, but good old quality customer service never dies. So many companies these days claim to be experts on Facebook, or have some fancy application that tracks the progress of your hi-tech project. Others claim to be experts in some fancy topic. When you boil it down, certain principles in business never change. Here they are:

1. Writing Skills
Some people are “Twitter experts.” Being good on Twitter amounts to having good writing skills. The actual skill to be able to run a Twitter account is not rocket science. You follow, unfollow, like, retweet, and post. Those skills you can learn in minutes and master in a few months. The harder skills are writing skills. If you didn’t do well at school, and if you are not talented as a writer, you won’t do well on Twitter. Furthermore, the type of writing skill used on Twitter is much harder than article writing. You need to be able to pack a punch in 140 characters including a link. If your post doesn’t grab attention, and the right type of attention, your Twitter account will never make it in the big leagues and worse yet — Kim Kardashian will never recognize you!

2. Prompt Communication
Some people think that because they are a genious programmer or that they work for a fancy company with a good name that is what is important. Not so. Being good at basic activities such as answering simple emails determines your success in business. If I am shopping around for companies and email twenty companies, the ones that email me back first with thoughtful answers to my queries will be most likely to get the job. Those that either don’t answer, or answer my email only to ask me questions without answer my questions will not be hired by me. It’s that simple. Those who answer their phone and return messages promptly win the game.

3. Good Communication
If you have an outsourcing company in some foreign country with an outstanding technical staff, then you are the right company to hire right? WRONG! You are the wrong company to hire because you put a moron on phones who is so incompetent that he/she/it cannot even answer the question, “What city are you in” without putting you on hold to transfer you to someone with half a brain. Put people with at least 3/4’s of a brain on phones, otherwise nobody respectable will ever hire you!

4. Meeting Deadlines
It doesn’t matter how good you are if you are never on time. Projects need to get done correctly and on time. If you get the job done, but leave bugs or errors, then you have to go back and fix those errors. If you take forever about fixing them, nobody with choices will hire you. Find a way to get your work done on time and every time, and that way people will trust you and respect you.

5. Pleasing Customers
I read somewhere that less than 1% of clients are satisfied with the service they receive from most businesses. This is a very vague and useless statistic, but the point is that most customers are not satisfied. If you can satisfy clients, you will be in the top 1% and you might get lots of referrals. You don’t need high tech 2016 type knowledge of cloud computing to figure out how to please a client. Find out what they want by paying attention to feedback and perhaps asking them what they want — and then give it to them. This is not brain surgery here — it is basic common sense.

6. Staying Open
If you are always closed whenever customers want to talk to you, they will find someone else to talk to. If you have a store that’s always closed (like the bagel store down the street) then people will get out of the habit of going there. If you run a BPO which is closed for every Indian holiday, and a few that you just made up because you didn’t want to go to work — your customers will put your company on a permanent holiday. Spend more days at work, or at least have a few staff members keeping shop open on holidays and weekends so your American clients will not feel you are playing hookey!

7. Hire People With Integrity
People hire based on technical skills and social skills, but the most important “skill” is integrity. Those who do not care about what they do, or about people they work with will not be good workers in the end. You need people who do not drop the ball, but pick up the ball when others drop it. You need people who will make sure the job gets done correctly no matter what. Most employees couldn’t care less, and flake on all types of things. Employees who will be pillars in your organization need to care and be conscientious about everything for your organization to succeed. You can teach someone with integrity technical skills, but you cannot teach integrity. That is something you either have or don’t have and it grows much more slowly within people. A technical skill can be learned in a year. Character can take several lifetimes to build and God knows what the result will be.

8. Don’t Bit Off More Than You Can Chew
Many new businesses want to start off fast and grow like crazy. You need to grow at the speed of nature. Start small, and build your way up to the top learning basic business fundementals the whole time. Those who are stable and succeed in the long run are stable and base their business on old-school business strategies which are solid. Those who try to grow too fast, also fall the hardest. In business, there is more to lose than to gain, so go slow so you don’t get yourself and others into big trouble.

Stock investments get tricky with mergers and sudden changes

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I just bought a whole bunch of stocks. For years I kept my money in cash out of fear. It took me a long time to research my stock options. At first I tried to diversify into as many segments as I could. I got oil stocks. tech, medical, food, industrial, banking, and more. But, then I started to see what Warren Buffet liked to invest in. After all, he is the best investor in the world according to me.

Finance my boy!
He did not diversify so much. He had more than 35% of his money in the financial sector with considerable holdings in IBM, and other big blue chip industrial companies. He had a little oil, and a negligable amount in medical and utilities. Basically, his strategy is to put 92% of his money into seven or eight stocks he likes, and then have a tiny percentage in two dozen other stocks which were diversifications.

I also agree that diversification is over done. It is better to put your money in good stocks. It doesn’t make sense to put your money into risky sectors like airlines or unstable sectors like auto manufacturing. I even had medical sector stocks that just didn’t perform. So, I sold a lot of stocks and bought more Wells Fargo, IBM, Coke, and other stocks that performed well for the last 100 years.

It takes coordinating
I’m a conservative investor, and not very well informed. But, I noticed that some of the stocks I just bought were part of mergers. A merger can drastically affect the profitability of a stock as well as its ticker price. When companies come together, there is a lot of coordinating, new computer systems, and logistical matters that could take years to work out. The idea is that there will be more efficiency after a merger. I hope that is correct.

CBI’s merger
I purchased several hundred shares of CBI. They had acquired another company, but their profits were nil after that for two quarters. I was thankful a few days ago when I saw modest profits during the first quarter of 2016. If a stock doesn’t make money, the ticker price could quickly go down the drain if investors lose confidence.

Sudden Debt
I also noticed that Whole Foods (my favorite market), Mastercard, and Visa had all acquired some huge new debts over the last year or two. Why do these companies suddenly need so much money? What are they doing with it? It leads me to have doubts. Whole Foods credit rating went down the drain after they borrowed so much. My worry is that they might have some new financial leaders who will bury them in debt. These wonderful companies could eventually sink in debt after a decade and become worthless after being household names for such a long time. I will continue to watch their equity ratio stats as that is one of my most important stats in my stock picking algorithm. If the debt continues to grow, I’ll sell at a loss if necessary. But, let’s hope for the best. I don’t know what they are doing with the money. I’m just disturbed that there is a sudden change!

The face is that when you purchase stocks, you really don’t know who is in charge of these companies, or what stunts they are going to pull. If I were recommending stocks to a friend who doesn’t know much about the market, I would tell them to stick to huge conglomorates with very conservative business practices such as Coke, Pepsi, IBM, Wells Fargo, Kraft-Heinz, or Proctor & Gamble. I believe these companies will thrive while most of the others will eventually crumble. You might get rich slow, but your money will be safer with these six picks than most others!

As a business owner, how much time should you spend thinking

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Warren Buffet spends 80% of his working hours thinking. No wonder he is so thoughtful and sagacious! The rest of us including myself spend far too much time doing busy work and getting caught up. If we spent more time thinking and strategizing we might rearrange our workload in a more meaningful way to have more time to focus on the really big things.

3 hours Tuesday night is enough for me!
The question is, should we think an hour per day? Should we ponder during long walks? Or should we go to the beach to be away from the stress of the office to do some serious thinking? For me, a weekly thinking session is perfect. I can write down all of my issues during the week and then think for a few hours on Tuesday night. Tuesday night is a magical time of the week to meditate on business issues. I had a dream years ago where a Rabbi told me to meditate on business issues midnight on Tuesday evening and that miracles would happen. Good things happens and my decisions were much better when made on a Tuesday night as Tuesday is astrologically suited for business!

Where should you do your thinking?
Offices are good for being busy and having meetings. But, not for thinking. Sometimes it is good to think in a calming environment like the beach at night. Or perhaps a trip to the forest might help. I sit in my car next to the offices of creative people in the media district of Los Angeles. I pick up on the though waves of some of the most brilliant people in the city and that does miracles for my ability to come up with ideas for writing and business.

To make time to think, figure out what not to do
If you spend some time and make a list of all the things you do in a month, how long each task takes, what you can outsource, you will be in great shape. The next step is to make a pecking order of how valuable each task is that you do. The least valuable tasks are tasks you should either let stack up, or simply not do at all — otherwise, you won’t have time to think.

To really amount to something
If you want to really be big in business, that is not going to happen by just working the way others do. Those who are ultra-successful are masters at identifying priorities, and opportunities that others miss who are just too busy. So, you need to become a master at picking what not to do, otherwise you won’t be able to focus.

Focusing on Facebook
My personal story was that after a lengthy analysis of my life and business, social media proved to be the most effective avenue of growing my business. I had tried seventeen social media channels and Facebook delivered the most results. I redid my Facebook campaign. I spent a few more hours on it per month. My clicks went from 300 per month to 8000 which is a miracle. I spent time picking the best photos, and analyzing the click ratios of each post that I put on my Facebook feed. My work paid off in a huge way which is driving huge traffic to my site. I have no idea how big this can become, but maybe one day I’ll have 100,000 followers on facebook and 50,000 clicks per month. Anything is possible.

Identifying what was popular on my blog
I had a premonition that my business blog would grow huge. It has been growing faster than normal recently. But, the real growth happened when I stopped trying to write quantity and stopped writing about what interested me. I tuned into what my readers like to read about and put more emphasis on that. I am spending the same amount of time now, but getting better results since the articles are catered to our readers.

Buying government bonds? Think again!

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I am about to buy some government bonds. But, I have taken a closer look at international investment options. Many of the popular funds put a lot of money into the U.S. government, Japan, and other well established companies. However, if you look at the debt to GDP ratios of U.S. and Japan and see how it keeps growing, that will make you start wondering.

America is at 104% debt to GDP.
Unfortunately, the largest contributors are not China and Japan like we think. It is the social security administration. And when America goes bankrupt and we become the land of paupers as my guru predicted, people who paid into the social security system (which is mandatory) will not get their money back, or at least not the total amount. The SS administration is a ponzi scheme where the young pay into the system so the old can retire. Personally, I feel we should all have retirement accounts that we control as well as medical accounts.

Japan is at 229% debt to GDP
How can Japan afford the interest payments on this phenominal debt? The answer is that interest rates in Japan are negative, at least for the time being. How can this be? The same scenario is in Norway. It looks like the entire world is going upside down in ways that are completely unpredictable. But, what happens if interest rates rise in Japan? The entire government will go broke within a few years! After seeing what is going on, I’m convinced that the banks artificially keep rates low to keep the government in business, otherwise they will all go underwater. Meanwhile, real estate prices have been going down little by little every year for twenty years. Is this what America has to look forward to? How bizarre. I think it is entirely possible since the government is the slave of banks and the banks are the slave of the government!

What if there is a depression?
Some of the less stable countries like Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, African nations, etc., could easily go broke if there is a severe worldwide depression. So, when I look at credit ratings, what I really want to know is how well you’ll do during “the big one.” In California we talk about having a big earthquake called the big one. But, how about a huge financial calamity?

Currency devaluation
Some countries like India offer competitive interest rates, but have currency devaluation. You might get 9% or 6%, but how good will that be if the currency loses value at a rate of 5% per year, or perhaps 20% in a particular year?

There are many depressing things to think about when it comes to international bonds. Worldwide economic downturns, devaluation, and governments that are drowning in debt (and perhaps sake.) Will you ever get your money back? Or will you make a fortune if interest rates go down even further? Or maybe this is all part of God’s plan to end lending money for interest by making all interest rates in the world zero or even negative. That means you pay someone to borrow your money. Get real!

Outsourcing in India

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India Outsourcing
Do you want to outsource to India? Here are some things you should consider.

1. Communication skills in India are not the same as in Western Countries.
The bosses and managers of companies are often very well spoken while their staff normally cannot function well in a conversation. It is common for there to be communication gaps when there are technical issues with the work as well. So, make sure you can communicate before you select a team.

2. People tend to quit a lot.
If you take a lot of time to select a team member in India, be aware that it is likely they will quit within months leaving your project in the hands of someone new at the company who you did not interview, and who may or may not have a clue what is going on.

3. Sloppy workmanship.
There are good programmers and good outsourcing workers in India. But, there are more sloppy people than good people. So, if you hire a company, you need to figure out the company’s batting average. India outsourcing success depends on finding companies that consisently give you good workers rather than ones that cause delays and headaches because 70% of their staff is incompetent. Test workers before you hire a company, and test more than the worker you plan on working with because they will need to be replaced within anywhere from one month to two years unless you are really lucky.

4. Hour padding.
If you are outsourcing to India, hour padding is a way of life. People do this in other countries too. You might get charged for familiarization with the code if you hire a new programmer. That ten hours you are charged for is probably for two hours of casual work. Everything you want will be marked up, so those low hourly rates can be a lot more expensive than you think. Medical Transcription on the other hand is more standardized as people charge by the line or by the word.

5. India Call Centers
India outsourcing for call center work is another issue. You need to make sure you get people who are socially graceful, communicate in an audible way, and can sell. For customer service, I recommend the Philippines. But, outsourcing to India will get you more business minded people who are aggressive about selling. Just make sure your new hires have the ability to be empathetic and sell otherwise you might be paying for a nightmare.

6. Where do you find good outsourcing companies in India?
If you want to find good outsourcing companies in India, offers a highly filtered list where the bad companies have been weeded out or moved to the bottom of the list. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as perfection if you hire overseas, but the price is right and is the most highly maintained directory of its kind out there.

List of Call Centers in India

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Are you looking for a list of call centers in India? offers the most streamlined shopping experience for Indian call centers and other outsourcing operations. We cater to 28 outsourcing specialties ranging from Accounting, inbound call center, technical support, lead generation, data entry, medical transcriptions, web design, software development and more. goes through all of the listings on the site regularly to remove companies whose phones have been disconnected. We also demote companies on the list who have poor communication skills or who ignore emails to save our browsers grief in the long run. At the top of the search results for call centers in India and other searches you’ll find the best companies out there.

There are many types of Indian call centers
We have companies that specialize in appointment setting, chat support, email support, inbound, order taking, collections, telemarketing, lead generation, technical support and much more. Additionally, you can also query our general worldwide call center search to find the best call centers in the world — many of which are in India, The Philippines, and Central America.

What are prices like at Indian call centers?
On our list of call centers in India, prices range from about US$4 per hour to about $12 depending on the skill level. High level technical support for sophisticated IT products might run you higher than that. But, simple repetetive call scripts for basic data verification jobs are often around $4-6 per hour. Prices in the Philippines are more from $6-10 per hour while in the Caribbean it is more around $9 to $12. Prices in Canada tend to be $30 and up per hour, so you are getting a bargain for call center work overseas.

What specialties should you look for in an India call center?
India is the place to look for lead generation and tech support. Indian call centers tend to not do as well at customer service as Indians are a bit more technical and aggressive than the Filipinos who excel at gentle and kind customer service. For Inbound consider Costa Rica or Manila, but for outbound sales think about Mumbai!

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Can you buy a stock that makes you happy?

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I love analyzing stocks. I’m not experienced at it, but by reading and investing and tracking my investments I have learned a lot of practical knowledge. By investing in multiple stocks, I learned what happens in real life with the ups and downs. I found a few stocks that I was lucky enough to be able to sell very quickly for a nice profit while others just went down for a very long period of time. In stock investing, you really need a plan. You need to know when you are going to sell the stock. Your exit strategy should have a particular price or PE ratio where it is not worth having the stock anymore.

PE Ratios as a Selling Analytic
Keep in mind that company earnings fluctuate over time. So if a company’s income goes up, then their stock is likely to soon go up as well. There is no point selling at a 10% gain on a company that made a 20% gain in income as the stock became more valuable than the increase in price. It makes more sense to have a selling PE ratio. When it becomes a less “efficient” stock to own, then sell it. But, decide ahead of time what your lucky PE ratio to sell will be.

What about happiness?
I purchased many stocks recently. Some I am satisfied with. IBM went down, but I’m not crying as I want to keep that stock during good times and bad. Whole Foods sells lots of holistic products which makes me happy. I’m just concerned about the future of their management. But, owning one particular stock made me upset. I meditated on their future and got a bad feeling. CBI is a stock I regret buying. Even if I can sell it at a small profit that nagging feeling that I am in a bad investment doesn’t leave me. Additionally, the quantity of that stock that I purchased was just too much considering how unstable they are. Investments not only can make or lose money, they can influence your mood.

Happy Stocks
I’ve decided that the mere thought of buying DIS (Walt Disney) stock makes me happy. They are a happy and magical organization that pleases children around the world. They are also very stable and well managed with high profit margins and along history in business. Additionally, I feel that Facebook is far overpriced as a stock, but that is because everybody loves them and depends on them for their social life. I want to buy a small quantity of FB stock just because the thought of it makes me happy. I’m also a fan of Mark Zuckerburg and am convinced that his venture will grow like wildfire over the next ten years. What happens after that? I’m not so sure.

And then for some reason, I really like KO which is the symbol for Coca-Cola. I cannot figure out why I like it so much. For the lifetime of Warren Buffet, Coca-Cola has been one of his absolute favorite companies. Even though I feel it is overpriced, Warren still has 14% of his multi-billion dollar portfolio in this stock. What is it about Coke that makes me so happy? I don’t even like to drink their product anymore (except in India where it is sweeter). So, what gives!

Investing can be for profit, but also can make you happy. So, why not find some happy stocks and enjoy investing like a child would? (And no, sorry, you may not use Monopoly money — this is for real.)

Does it make a difference how fast you answer emails? (Yes/No?)

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Fast answers help when people are shopping around.
Many of us do not think about how fast we answer emails. It actually might matter a lot. If someone is emailing twenty companies for quotes for a job, the first one to email them back might get special consideration. You are more likely to get the job if you email someone back while they are still thinking about what they ask you. Keep in mind that business people juggle all types of tasks. They might have twenty things to do in a given day. So, if they are thinking about outsourcing from 9pm to 10pm USA time and you answer their email within minutes while they are still thinking about outsourcing, you might score a deal easily. The other guys who get back to you in twelve hours (which is still not bad) or thirty-six hours, or two days, or a week are progressively less likely to get the job.

So, how glued to your email should you be?
It depends on how competitive your job is. If you are purely in sales and there is a lot of competition in your industry, you might consider glueing yourself to your computer or handheld. Especially for new inquiries from unknown entities, a fast reply is paramount. For existing clients, 12-24 hour responses are usually okay unless the issue is pressing.

How to stay organized
It might even make sense to organize your email into folders. You can put the pressing emails into a pressing folder and get to those within minutes. The other ones do later on in the day.

Making the right impression counts a lot
Making an impression is another reason to answer emails fast. I don’t like sluggish people. Trying to get anything done with a slug is like pulling teeth. Fast people are fun to work with and get the job done. In addition to the convenience of people answering emails fast, it is more fun and makes an amazing impression if you get back to people at lightening fast speeds. At, I keep track of how fast people get back to me. Unfortunately, I’m not so fast getting back to them because I’m overwhelmed. But, since they are competing for work, I like it when they prove themselves. We have 800 outsourcing companies on my directory, and I like to keep records of how good people are on the phone, and how fast they answer emails with actual answers. A fast response does no good if you didn’t answer the question, right?

So, take a minute to think about how much it matters how fast you answer emails in general, or particular types of emails. Think about it and then take action! And forget about all of those popular blog entries telling you not to stay glued to your email. If you’re in sales, it is imperative that you stay glued!

Do you have a lucky spot for ideas?

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As business people, we need a constant supply of business ideas and solutions to business problems. But, one pressing business problem is that we don’t always have a lucky spot to think about our business issues. Most blog writers surveyed seem to agree that the office is the wrong place to think. Offices are good for meetings, and getting work done, especially in an environment where you need to watch people. Those who are a little more reliable often get more done working at home. But, where can you go to think clearly?

The answer is that home, home offices, and office-offices are not the best places to think. Those who work from home often claim that they get more work done at home because they are more comfortable and have less disturbances (until their kids come home.) But, coming up with innovative ideas in a place you do busy work just doesn’t usually work.

Some of the most creative geniouses of all time took long walks. Walking is a great way to spend time in nature and think. Spending time walking in the city is not as good a place to think though. You get more oxygen to the brain. In Los Angeles, we have buildings where a lot of creative work gets done. Picking up on that energy does miracles for my personal creative energy. I had a writing block for a week once. I stared at the computer and couldn’t come up with more than two blog ideas after hours. I went to my lucky spot in the media district and came up with twelve ideas in twenty minutes. I often also go to the beach at night and come up with ideas. I even have a pasta spot in the city where for some reason ideas just come to me. That place I can’t figure out, because there are no creative people who go there — at least not to my knowledge unless I’m picking up on the vibes of people who went there in 1968 (the place was open since 1966 by the way.)

Your skill as a business person is not how good you are at doing work, but how good you are at strategizing how to efficiently get projects done and missions accomplished. To do this you need to find ways to think through complicated ideas. Sometimes having the right person or team of people to bounce ideas off helps as much as a lucky spot. But, for me, an hour a week in my lucky spot does miracles.

It’s time that you find your lucky spot. Just don’t steal mine because I need elbow room.

Data Entry India — rates start at US$1.80 per hour!

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If you want to get data entry work done in India, it is very cheap depending on how experienced the technician is. We just interviewed a few dozen Data Entry India companies and learned that rates are commonly from $1.80 to $4.00 per hour in US dollars. As far as the quality of the work is concerned, we recommend trying a few companies out and see how they perform. Give them a small test project. That way you can easily see who meets deadlines and who is nice to you in the long run after you finish talking to the salesperson.

There are plenty of Indian data entry companies out there and provides a highly filtered list of companies. We keep our data up to date regularly, so you won’t find many out of business companies on our list — at least not for long. Every few months we call or email all companies on our list to see if they respond and to see if they are in business. Companies with better communication skills get moved to the top of the list while those that behave in an incompetent way are dropped from the list so our browsers will have a smooth experience.

There are many types of assigments that an Indian data entry BPO might handle. Online form filling, database population, ebook publishing, catalogue publishing, HTML or PDF conversion (there are many other types of conversions as well.) Browse our list of Data Entry India companies and see all the specialties they have and find a company that is right for your needs. Good luck.

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Colonies functioned, but had civil wars after colonizers left

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America gained freedom from the British in 1776, but roughly eighty years later had a civil war where 7% of the country ended up dead. India gained independence from England, but the Hindu-Muslim crisis looks like it will eat everybody up. Meanwhile in Lebanon and Syria the heinous violence that has been going on for decades continues and is getting worse.

My question is, would the world be better off under colonizers? It was more peaceful when Britain controlled half of the world. Some historians claim that England engineered the American civil war in an attempt to regain power of a broken America. Nice try, but it didn’t work. Others claim that America is in charge of ISIS through covert means. I hope that is not true, but we have supported every other evil government on the planet, so where does it stop.

Having countries that have internal divisions is very dangerous and can leave everybody dead. Part of the problem is that England and the other colonizers purposefully drew the boundaries of their colonies in such a way that each colony would have deep internal divisions. Lebanon had four religious divisions, Syria has about 20 ethnic groups that all hate each other, Iraq had the Sunni’s, Shiites, and Kurds. America had only North and South who were both Anglo controlled at the time of the civil war, but war still erupted.

So, what is the solution? I believe that countries need to find a way for their citizens to be on the same page for the most part. Otherwise, dividing into smaller units makes sense. Easier said than done, but it is better than civil war. Whatever units people create for themselves, the main point is to be united in their units. However, the powers that be seem to prefer to divide us one way or the other so we are easier to control. So, is it the big guys who are manipulating us, or is it our fault for dividing ourselves?

Personally, I mingle with everybody, but am constantly reminded about all of the racial barriers that others have towards people who don’t look like them or are not from the same country they are. It is this type of widespread narrow-mindedness that causes the problem. Yes, it is the common man who causes the problem, not the big corporations or colonizers — they just use our preexisting stupidity to their advantage!