Showing posts from July, 2012

Sunday Spectacle CLXXXVI

Olympics & its Benefits (source: " Is Hosting The Olympics Good For A City? " Original by Information Builders. Downloaded via Visual Loop on Pinterest.)

Sunday Spectacle CLXXXV

(source: " Graphic: The richest teams in the world ," by Jonathon Rivait, National Post.  Jul 21, 2012 – 2:06 AM ET | Last Updated: Jul 21, 2012 2:16 AM ET)

Sunday Spectacle CLXXXIV

USA's Electricity Grid (simulated view) (source: " The art of GPS: Secret corpse flights, pizza boy delivery routes and the daily commute revealed in never-before-seen side of America " by Lee Moran. Mail Online. PUBLISHED: 10:22 GMT, 19 June 2012 | UPDATED: 20:17 GMT, 19 June 2012. Original source: America Revealed)

Sunday Spectacle CLXXXIII

Large Hedge Funds with Good Long-Term Performance This chart isn't very useful since it doesn't show return in percentage-terms (the bar chart shows dollar gains). Nevertheless, I thought it was worth seeing how large funds are behaving. (source: " The Oracle of Boston ," The Economist. July 7, 2012)

Sunday Spectacle CLXXXII

How Educated is the World? Education vs Age in the Modern World Competitiveness of countries, and their standard of living, has historically been driven by education. This relationship may not be as strong in the future—my view is that higher education isn't as big of a distinguishing factor as it was in the past—but very-low education still prevents certain countries from competing on the world market. The chart below from McKinsey Global Institute shows education vs age for key countries. It is obvious that the higher-educated countries are older. It's not clear to me if this is due to lower-educated populations having lower lifespans and/or having more kids. Those scoring low on the education scale are, as expected, poorer as well. (click for larger image) (source: " The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people ," McKinsey Global Institute. June 2012)